Understanding the Purpose of Prayer

As God reveals more to be about the Purpose of Prayer, any spiritual dejection I was feeling is lifted, as I understand more that the purpose of Prayer is to get to know Him, not to get answers.  And to know He is always answering my prayers, even if I don’t SEE them being answered.

“We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel.  Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened” (Luke 24:21).

“Every fact that the disciples stated was right, but the conclusions they drew from those facts were wrong.  Anything that has even a hint of dejection spiritually is always wrong.  If I am depressed or burdened, I am to blame, not God or anyone else…Spiritual lust causes one to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Himself who gives the answer….The purpose of prayer is that we get ahold of God, not the answer…Dejection is a sign of sickness…If we will only obey, and do the task that He has placed closest to us, we will see Him.”  -My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers

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