For what is prayer intended …


Is prayer ….
a) Notifying God of needs He may not be aware of?
b) Getting what we want (vs. what God desires for us)?
c) Entering into agreement with other believers on prayer requests?
d) Believing on behalf on those who have prayer needs (including yourself)?
e) Calling on the power of God in the midst of your circumstances of those of another?
f) Drawing closer to God through conversation?
g) Fulfilling the will of God?
h) All of the above
i) c, d, e, f and g

The answer and comment floor is wide open … make your choices … add choices I may have missed.

Lord willing … there will be a follow-up post in a day or two.

Have a great weekend!


About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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2 Responses to For what is prayer intended …

  1. For most people, it’s any of the the choices you offered, but each of your offerings in flawed in some way. How about one like … A step toward greater intimacy that reveals my utter need for, and dependence upon Him, and alters my point of view to be more like His.

    Oh, and there’s also … Prayer? The lead-in to sleepiness.

    Thanks Bernie!

    • bwebbjr says:


      Your reply was exactly what I was looking for … and absolutely each of my multiple choices is flawed in some way. I really like your additional choice.


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