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Prayer Is Being Invited By God

Have you ever lost your dog? What’s the first thing you do? You go outside and whistle for him to come back. You call him home.

Jesus says that we’re lost. That’s the general condition of mankind. But he also says that he came to seek and save the lost. He came to call us home.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Yesterday we talked about how prayer was inviting God into our lives. And that’s true. But in reality, God’s been calling us into his life for a long time. He’s been inviting us into the story that he’s writing. Jesus is the main character, you might say. But he’s got a role for each one of us.

Maybe it’s better to say prayer is a response to being invited by God. It’s saying, I’ll take whatever role you’d be willing to give me.

Pray with me. Father, forgive us when we want to be the star of our own show. Thank you for inviting us into the story that you’re writing. Help us to embrace the role that you’ve given us and to find joy in serving you and your kingdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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