“Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.”

Genesis 35:15

One part of coming to know someone better is through conversation. What a gift it is to be able to communicate with a person, and in so doing grow closer together. Prayer is like that. When prayer becomes the breathing in and out of the moments of your day, you know Jesus better.
“Thank you for prayer, for it reminds us that we are a part of each other’s lives, bearing one another’s burdens and edifying each other.

“Thank you for prayer as it helps us to see the good in the lives of others and so humbles us that we may esteem others better than ourselves.

“Thank you for prayer that allows us to know you are sovereign and have control over the details of our lives, that you even count the number of hairs on our heads. No one but you knows us that intimately and still loves us implicitly.

“Thank you for prayer, because in prayer we call out the names of friends and even strangers to endear them to you. We ask you to give your undivided attention to names that you know, to your children whom you have loved, to us.”

Scripture Focus

Genesis 35:9-15


“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” (Martin Luther, 1483-1546)

Bible In A Year

  • Ezekiel 33-34
  • Psalm 147
  • 1 Timothy 3-4