Spiritiual Growth Series: 4 Functions of Prayer

Editors Note: This is a new series on spiritual growth designed to help our readers understand how to grow in Christ. Today Dave writes about the blessing of the spiritual disciplines. **************** – See more at: http://servantsofgrace.org/the-spiritual-disciplines-a-blessing-and-a-means-of-gods-grace/#sthash.NeuU697L.dpuf Editors Note: This is a new series on spiritual growth designed to help our readers understand how to grow in Christ. Today Dave writes about the blessing of the spiritual disciplines. **************** – See more at: http://servantsofgrace.org/the-spiritual-disciplines-a-blessing-and-a-means-of-gods-grace/#sthash.NeuU697L.dpuf Editors Note: This is a new series on spiritual growth designed to help our readers understand how to grow in Christ. Dave wrote the first post in this series on the blessing of the spiritual disciplines. Today, Joey Cochran writes on the four functions of prayer. **************** Introduction As a youth pastor, I heard all sorts of superficial prayer requests. “Please pray for my cat” or “I just want this boy to ask me to the dance” or “I’ve got this test that I haven’t really studied for.” I don’t want to write off these prayer requests. I believe God loves to hear from every one of his children and he honors all these requests. After all, he did say, “Whatever you ask in my name…” (John 14:13-14). Another time we can discuss whether this Scripture applies to apostles or adolescent teens, for now I wish to hone in on the purpose of prayer. You...

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