Lesson Theme: We need to understand essential truths about God’s nature and His purposes for mankind that lead to the necessity of prayer. The biblical account of the creation of humanity reveals these truths.
The power of prayer is the inheritance of the believer, and it is meant to be one of the most exciting aspects of a life of faith. Prayer transforms lives, changes circumstance, gives peace and perseverance in the midst of trail, alters the course of nations, and wins the world for Christ.
God originally gave humanity the right to pray by virtue of man’s relationship with Him and his purpose of exercising dominion over the earth. Yet our relationship with our Creator was broken, and our dominion authority was forfeited, by our first ancestors. The result was that Satan, rather than man, became “the god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4). What now gives us the right to pray? Becoming sure of the answer to that question in your own heart and mind is essential if you are to have an effective prayer life.