Pray Because God is A Father
by guest author Jason DominguezIn Exodus, the people of God come into slavery under the Egyptians. Exodus 2:23 records that, “Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.” It goes on to say that, “And God heard their groaning… God saw the people of Israel – and God knew.”My friends, we pray because God hears us. He hears and He knows our circumstance; he knows our pain. That’s good news.Additionally, God makes a promise. In 2 Chronicles, King Solomon had only just finished building the temple when God promises that, “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land” (7:14). Talk about motivation! I don’t know all the ways in which your heart, family, campus or state needs healing; but God does. And He desires to heal.We pray because our God is a good Father who wants to heal broken people and situations. We pray because God is able to heal broken people and situations. We pray because God has promised to heal broken people and situations.Jason Dominguez was heavily involved in Cru as a student. He and his wife, Kay, live in Newark, NJ, as he pursues a law degree from Seton Hall. Follow him on Twitter.