An Invitation to Pray

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If you received an invitation from a highly respected person of influence to come by his or her house for coffee or to go for a walk along the river trail for some conversation, you would probably respond with eagerness and anticipation. You wouldn’t lightly discard it. And if you received two or three invitations, you would be amazed.

But what if you received a thousand invitations? Or one every day for the rest of your life?

Come to Me. Come soon. Come anytime. Come as you are. The door’s open. I am waiting for you. Let’s make time to be together. Let’s open our hearts to one another.

The Bible, from beginning to end, offers hundreds upon hundreds of invitations for us to approach the God of the Universe — to be with Him, to draw close to Him, to receive guidance and comfort, to praise and worship Him, and to simply share what’s on our hearts with Him. In many voices and in countless ways — in whispers, shouts, commands, and gentle words — God makes it clear in His Word that He wants close, intimate conversation.

And He wants it with you.

God is near, and He’s ready to listen. Meet with Him and open your heart in prayer…

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. — Jeremiah 33:3

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. — James 1:5-6

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” — Psalm 91:14-16 NIV

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. — Matthew 7:7

Excerpted with permission from Why Keep Praying When You Don’t See Results? by Robert Morris, copyright Robert Morris.

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Your Turn

So often we can feel that we can’t possibly be loved by God. That’s we’ve strayed too far, or failed to often, or made to big of a mess to be acceptable in His sight. But, the Scripture tells us the opposite — that He asks us over and over again Come to Me. Come soon. Come anytime. Come as you are. God wants relationship and an intimate conversation with you… today. Come share with us on our blog. We want to hear from you about accepting His invitation to pray!

Robert Morris

Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 36,000 active members. He is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, and serves as Chairman of the Board of The King’s University. He is the bestselling author of eleven books including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The God I Never Knew and The Blessed Church. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 35 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons and six grandchildren.

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