Prayer is NOT Extra-Security

Prayer is not extra security that is added so that the Christian, who is already formed by other means, stays safe. Prayer IS the furnace where the Christian is cleansed and forged for God’s great purpose. Prayer makes the Christian into who he/she is. In as much as we miss this, we miss what prayer is about.

Prayer should not be treated as ‘extra security’. Extra security is not a dire necessity. While planning an event, sometimes people add extra security just to make sure any unexpected circumstance that arises is managed. Sometimes, we treat prayer as an extra security measure. Most of our prayers are about preventing something bad or unexpected from happening to us – like losing a job or our children getting sick or getting a flat on the way to work…

Prayer is not extra security that is added so that the Christian, who is already formed by other means, stays safe. Prayer IS the furnace where the Christian is cleansed and forged for God’s great purpose. Prayer makes the Christian into who he/she is. In as much as we miss this, we miss what prayer is about. 

Prayer is not extra security, prayer is the blazing furnace fueled by the vision of God that melts us forms us into who God wants us to be. This prayer that yearns for the vision of God and gazes on His beauty will make the Christian.

Author: Emmanuel R Paulpeter

I am a writer, spiritual director, life coach and a Church Planter who love all things pop culture, theology and spirituality.

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