This simple blog is devoted to the greatest privilege that man has ever been given; PRAYER.
Ministry to God must come before ministry to people. First Peter says that you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (2:9, italics added).
The role of the priest is to minister first to God; then to the people. The way that we minister to God is by praising, worshiping and communing with Him in prayer and meditation. The way that we minister to the people is by allowing the overflow of what we have received in our time alone with Him to pour out into the lives of others.
(See Prov. 15:8; 1 Pet. 2:5; Eph. 1:4.5: 2 Cor 5:21 and Heb. 4:16.)
Excerpt from Chapter 1 (Why pray?) of “Becoming a Prayer Warrior” by Elizabeth Alves