Empty Jar Prayers
In the story of the widow’s oil (2 Kings 4:1-7), Elisha tells the women to go and get empty jars – and not just a few! This is the preparation God required so that he could then miraculously fill each jar one at a time.
Each month for a year we have brought an ‘empty jar’ before God, which we have prayerfully asked him to fill.
Slowly we have built up the number of jars, and we continue to pray for each one.
“Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6)!
What is prayer?
Prayer is spending time in the presence of God; dwelling with God and communing with him. Prayer should help us to develop an intimate relationship with God.
The more we love someone, the more we want to spend time with them, and our relationship with God should be no different.
It is about both talking to God and listening to God.
Prayer develops as we gain a greater knowledge of God. It will require growth in our faith (Hebrews 11:6) for which we are responsible (Jude 20), and a hunger for the Word of God (Romans 10:17).