Words from the Heart for Thursday August 26th, 2021
When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.
Acts 21:5 (NIV)
We Knelt to Pray
A poll taken back in 2016 focused on Canadians and prayer. One question asked Canadians who pray what their favourite position for prayer was and the responses were interesting. Fully two-thirds of those who have prayed in the last year say they “often” or “sometimes” pray lying down. That’s three times as many as say they habitually pray while kneeling or sitting cross-legged – 22 per cent each. People who pray frequently exhibit greater faith that their prayers are being heard and answered.
There is an innate desire in the heart of every human being to have a connection with someone or something that is greater than ourselves. We are created with a sense of eternity in our hearts. A recent poll shows that more Canadians pray than believe in God. So it shouldn’t surprise us that prayer fills the pages of the Bible. It is through the Bible that the one true God reveals Himself to His creation, and it recalls from the earliest chapters how men and women have prayed to Him throughout the centuries. Genesis 4:26 tells us, “At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.” The people of God have always prayed. Acts 21:5 says “When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.” The wonder of Biblical prayer is that it can happen anywhere and anytime. God is always with us – since the day of Pentecost He has taken up residence in all who have been redeemed by faith in Jesus. Take time to pray today.
These have been words from the heart.