God Wants Me to Pray

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.”

1 Corinthians 3:9

Ponder This

Why has God allowed us to pray? Have you ever thought about that? Prayer is so mysterious. What is the purpose of prayer?

God has given us the privilege of working with Him. God in His administration of the Universe has called us to be laborers together with Him. We work together with God as we work with one another, and we work with God in administrating the Universe. God wants to move through His people. Why would He do it that way? I’ve often used the illustration of flying an airplane. I don’t know how to fly an airplane, but there have been times when I’ve been up with the pilot and he would say to me, “Do you want to fly this airplane?” I’d say, “Sure.” So, he’d turn the airplane over to me. He was sitting there alongside me, of course, and he had his hands on his controls. I had mine on the other controls and was flying the airplane. I want to make it very clear that he could do it without me. However, I couldn’t do it without him, but there’s the joy of that fellowship as he says, “I’m going to let you help me fly this airplane.” That’s the way God wants to work with us through prayer.

  • Have you ever thought of yourself as a laborer with Christ? How does that change the way you see your purpose in the day-to-day?
  • What would it look like to pray as a laborer with Christ?

Practice This

Pray with a friend for God to work in your community, church, town, and beyond for His glory.