What Is Prayer?

A good post by Jasmine Baucham on her blog at allshehastosay.wordpress.com. Over and out…~Mekenna

All She Has to Say


Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo

My quiet times lately have been centered around the Psalms and wisdom books, principally because my focus has been on prayer, but, also, because I’m going through The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books with a sweet woman from my church. 

In her study, Nancy Guthrie points out the definition of prayer as explained by the Westminster Shorter Catechism for Young People: 

Q. What is prayer?

A. Prayer is asking God for things which He has promised to give. Ref. John 15:7; Philippians 4:6; I John 3:22; 5:14-15

Now, of course, that’s a simplified version of the fuller answer from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, which gives a fuller definition —

Q. 98. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an…

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