Welcome the daily All Saintly Blog for your 11-18 year olds by Phil and a great team of volunteers. We post a short thought with a Bible verse and reflective activity. On Sundays you can visit the All Saintly Sunday page for a video that allows for hands on Bible study for your youth here. If you’re the parent of a younger child/ren we have a page called Sunday Seekers with a Bible study video jammed packed with activities for them to do with you here.

Why Pray?

If you wish to read the passage click Luke 11:1-13

If you could invite anyone to your house who would make the list? Maybe a famous footballer,  popstar, comedian? I thought about this a lot and I would pick Stuart Hogg who is one of Scotland’s best rugby players. It would be awesome to have them over but then would come the inevitable issue. What on earth do you say to someone so famous? Or, will you be too nervous to speak at all? I should also point out that some celebrities may feel they are better than us and not want to talk to us!

Yet this past week as we’ve looked at prayer and why we need it we haven’t really noted is that there is no one, more powerful, bigger, or famous than Jesus. In many ways we should be more impressed that we get to talk to him than we are. Yet he wants to talk to us. Whenever we talk to him, he listens to every single word, answers every single prayer. Even though by comparison we are so small, he is close to us and we are his priority. His treasure. Jesus himself while on earth, needed to pray to God. Despite being the Son of God he needed prayer too. 

When someone asks me ‘Why Pray?’ my answer is simply, ‘Because Jesus did.’

Prayer

Look up the song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ by MercyMe. Think on those words and respond to God.