Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 13, 2010

When we pray, what do we pray for? Our health, that our kid would get into a good college, that our loved one would recover from cancer, that we'd get a job, or the person we work next to would not be so difficult?

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God. - Philippians 1:9-11 TNIV

 There's nothing wrong with those prayers. But really, as much as you want your child to get into a good college, or do well on the SATs, is that it? Paul lifts our prayers to greater consequence. What if we added to our prayers that we, AND, our loved ones:
--Be able to discern what is best
--Be pure and blameless
--Be filled with righteousness
What about it?
That's life-changing prayer. That's the stuff of substance. And we do care about that, right?
Dale Patterson