Week 5. The Process of Prayer. I too was like Jennifer Kennedy Dean said she used to be. I thought prayer was made up of 2 parts – my request and God’s answer. A prayer list prayer life. Prayer is a process. During that process we are brought to submission to God. He in turn weans our hearts from the things we desire to learn to fasten on Him – like a paper clip to a magnet. During this process God’s truth takes on a deeper meaning. We are connected to Him. We delight ourselves in Him. When we delight ourselves in God, He becomes the desire of our heart. Delight is translated from a Hebrew word meaning “soft, moldable or pliable”. When we delight in the Lord He molds our heart to match His. As our hearts change, so do our desires. As this is happening we also realize that we cannot “know the desire of our heart unless we know the heart of our desire”. Then in the process of our prayers, we change, because God is shaping our heart like His. Our prayer stands in the gap and brings God’s will to be released on the earth. We bridge that gap for each other as we pray. We also connect to each other through the prayers – like a paper clip to a magnet. Lord, I want to be a paper clip.
Lord, I Want To Be A Paperclip………….. March 21, 2008