Prayer is a precious Christian discipline. In Psalm 5, David the psalmist writes:
Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.Psalm 5:1-2, English Standard Version
The psalmist cries out from the depths of great need, groaning out his cry before the Almighty. Prayer is a confession and recognition that we are insufficient to meet the needs of the moment or of the age. Yet we know someone who is sufficient, both for the moment and for the great needs of the human race. God is that sufficient one, and he invites us to spend time in prayer before him. Have you ever thought about how prayer to the all-sufficient One fits together with his sovereignty over all things?
Dr Guy Richard, the Executive Director of Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, shares some thoughts about the intersection of our prayers with God’s sovereignty. In a 3 minute video, Dr. Richard helpfully covers some thorny questions. Please click here to watch his answers.