Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prayer Is For Us

“You may well ask why, if God already knows our difficulties and what is best for us, we need to plead with him in prayer. It is as if he were asleep and had to be woken up by the sound of our voices! This argument ignores the reason the Lord has taught us to pray. It is not for his sake, but ours. He wants us, rightly, to give due honour to his name by acknowledging that everything comes from him. But even in this, the benefit is ours.”

from "The Institutes of the Christian Religion" by John Calvin

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