Every Thursday afternoon, we highlight the writing of J. D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Recently, J. D. wrote about two of God’s attributes that (should) inform and inspire our prayers.
Here’s an excerpt:
If you truly saw God as the loving Father he is, wouldn’t that change how you pray? If for just a moment you could truly grasp the lengths he went to redeem you, the brutal torture he endured on your behalf, the depth of compassion he has in his heart for you . . . then you would cry out with the hymn writer, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear; what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!”
I stand in awe of God our Creator. I bow in reverence before our almighty, holy, glorious Ruler and Judge. But nothing thrills my heart more than the privilege of calling our God Father.