|Quest in Prayer||Paul M. Weaver|
This book shows that prayer is closely associated with faith, obedience, victory, and spiritual growth. Prayer is essential in all circumstances of life -- in peace and plenty or in sorrow or suffering. Rich blessings are in store for all who pursue a sincere quest in prayer.
Prayer requires a recognition of God. The psalmist David recognized the awesome presence of God when He said, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). He who would pray must be fully persuaded that God is. Therefore, no atheist or agnostic -- or even a doubter -- can pray until he acknowledges the one true, eternal God.
Prayer requires an understanding of God. God as Deity is distinct from all created persons and things. He is a Person, yet a Spirit; that is to say, His reality is spiritual, not confined by time and space as humans are. He is from everlasting to everlasting, and no one is like Him or equal to Him. "To who then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?" (Isaiah 40:18).
True prayer without submission is an impossibility. How absurd it is to ask God for something when we know it is probably not His will! Those who pray in this spirit are not always denied their petitions. The Bible says God granted the complaining Israelites their request, but with it he gave leanness of soul (Psalm 106:15). The very thing they wanted so badly worked their destruction when they received it. God does often withhold what we desire wrongly, but sometimes He lets us have our own way so that we learn to be more submissive to His will.
224 pages. Hardcover. Rod and Staff Publishers.
Published in 2008.
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