“Prayer changes things”
You’ve seen those words on billboards, had people repeat them to you, doubtless.
Well, of course prayer changes nothing—it’s God, Who answers prayer, Who changes things. Prayer is no talisman!
But that’s not what I want to talk about.
There are people—many of whom would agree with the sentiments above, who, nevertheless, have quite a wrong view of prayer. They think that’s all that matters in order to get in touch and stay in touch with God.
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
Listen to Proverbs 28:9–
If anyone turns aside his ear from the hearing of the law, even his prayer is detestable.
If you don’t pay attention to what God says, He will surely not pay attention to you!
After all, which is more important?
What you say?
Or what God says?
God’s Word is essential; yours isn’t!
Think about this verse—do you want God to listen to you when you pray? So, be quiet! And, then, begin seriously studying His Word to find out what He has to say.