Three Touchstones of Prayer by Timothy Keller, Part 2: What It Requires

This post focus on the next 3 Touchstones of Prayer from chapter nine of Timothy Keller’s book, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God.

Part 2, What It Requires:

  • Grace: Prayer is “In Jesus’ name,” based on the gospel.
    “To come to the Father in Jesus’ name, not our own, is to come fully cognizant that we are being heard because of the costly grace in which we stand.”
  • Fear: Prayer is the heart engaged in loving awe.
    “One important sign of an engaged heart is awe before the greatness of God and before the privilege of prayer.”
  • Helplessness: Prayer is accepting one’s weakness and dependence.
    “To pray is to accept that we are, and always will be, wholly dependent on God for everything.”

Your turn… Which one of these  resonates with you the most today?


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