Concerning Prayer to One Who Made it All

Praying Together 2021
November 1, 2021
Clint Goode

The Bible, God’s Word to us, leaves the reader no question who is in control. As you read the Scriptures, it becomes abundantly clear that the Lord God is the creator of all things and that as creator, He is in complete control. Nothing is outside His sovereignty. The Bible declares God as the sovereign King over all, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. (1 Chronicles 29:11–12)

It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness…Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40: 22-23, 28)

I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God. (Isaiah 45:5)

Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases. (Psalm 115:3)

Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. (Psalm 135:6)

Which He will display at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (1 Timothy 6:15)

No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will worship Him. And the night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:3, 5)

This list could go on and on, but hopefully you get the point here: God is the all-powerful, all-wise creator who accomplishes all His will for His purposes and glory alone. There is none like Him and you can call out to Him in prayer.

The same Word of God that speaks of how great and awesome He is also invites you to call out to Him in prayer:

Call to Me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3)

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)

The invitation is clear and amazing: call out to the Lord and He will answer.

What a privilege that each of us have, to come to Him and know that He hears and will answer.

We can trust Him in His timing. We can trust Him for His wisdom. We can trust that the answer we receive is always for our good and His glory.

He is never annoyed by you.

He is never overburdened by your supplications.

He is never overcome by too much praise.

He is never overwhelmed by your persistence.

He is never unloving in His response.

He is at hand. He does hear. And our charge is to come to Him:

Do not be anxious about everything, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

May the Lord make each of us a people who boldly come to Him in prayer—knowing that God alone is the One who can answer. God is the One who provides. God is the One who sustains. All glory to Him.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8)
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