Pocket Sized Thoughts – Prayer – Part 11

Abraham stood yet before the Lord.” (Genesis 18:22)

As we read this chapter it is easy to think that there is some sort of bargaining negotiation going on between Abraham and God. But this is not a contest with Abraham trying to twist God’s arm. This intercession arose from an earlier time of intimate fellowship and communion with heavenly visitors in Abraham’s tent. Abraham waited upon them attending to their every need. After this rest and fellowship, Abraham stands and draws near (v.23). Having done all … he stood (Ephesians 6:13-14). God did not tell Abraham to pray; He only showed Him what He would do. But because of His intimate communion with and knowledge of God, Abraham knew what was about to happen and responded as only a man who truly knows God can respond. He stands as an intercessor. We can never rush into intercession and great needs for intercession should never take us by surprise. It arises from the intimacy of close relationship with God. How well do we truly know Him?

PRAYER :- “Lord, help me to know you more so that my whole life is one great prayer to You.”