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by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Saturday, 11 January 2020 | Reading taken from 1 Chronicles 16:11 (KJV)
Chronicles 16:11(KJV): “Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.”
Have you ever doubted the effectiveness of prayer? It’s easy to do when we don’t have a clear understanding of what prayer actually is. Prayer is communicating with God in a manner of closeness that can be described as ‘face to face’. The original Greek word for prayer used in the New Testament carries the meaning of close, up-front, intimate contact between God and man. It really describes an interaction, or two-way communication that takes place. We speak to God in faith, and He responds with grace. For a believer, when we pray in spirit and truth, we gain access into the realm of heaven - we enter the very throne room of God. In this intimate correspondence, we seek the Lord and His wisdom and have full right to expect His grace as a response. This grace includes His power, strength, comfort, counsel, peace, and deliverance from all trouble. God promises that if we seek Him this way, engaging Him with our whole heart, we will find Him (Luke 11:10). He wants you to know He is always available to you and promises He will reward your diligence in seeking Him (Hebrews 11:6).