August 30, 2019 Clyde Ritchey Grimes

Prayer changes me

Here is the third (and final) installment on prayer from Oswald Chambers:

It is not so true that “prayer changes things” as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man’s disposition.

 Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering, 1986).

King Jesus, mercifully change our perspective on prayer from primarily seeking change on the outside to being changed ourselves. Work your wonders in our lives so that they become more aligned with your will and purposes. Alter us so that we see things from your perspective. Amen.