A post from my friend Pastor Jon Swanson, which I found helpful this week. Maybe you will, too.
We talk about prayer as conversations with God. Sometimes we wish that we could hear both sides of the conversation, instead of just our own. One way that we can understand these conversations a little better is to read the accounts of others. There are a few of these conversations in the Old Testament. And, assuming that prayer is talking with God and that Jesus is God, every time there is a conversation between Jesus and one of the disciples, or the Pharisees, or some person that Jesus is healing, we have a picture of prayer.
So, for example, if you are looking for something to read while sitting in your chair ready to read something from the Bible, consider one of these conversations:
- Moses had several conversations with God. They start in Exodus (See, for example, the burning bush story in Exodus 3-4) and are also found in…
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