‘But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”.’

Genesis 3:9

Each season Matt Perry writes a short biblical insight that gives us prayer ideas for our FEBC listeners around the world. They are designed to be short and sweet, and inspire biblical prayers for anyone anywhere.

This season’s scripture is Genesis 3:8-10

Apart from the sad circumstances, this encounter has much to teach us about the LORD God who loves us and pursues us to this day.

  1. God makes his presence known, and people were created to recognise him. Adam and Eve heard “the sound of the LORD God” in their world. Whether as thunder, a whisper, or a dream, humankind sense the reality of God. Pray that FEBC listeners will hear God’s presence in their daily lives, and listen carefully.
  2. People are prone to hide from God. Whether from fear, shame, or selfish ambition, like Adam and Eve most people try to run their lives separately from God. Pray that listeners have courage and humility to recognise God’s voice and turn towards him positively.
  3. God calls us by name with voice and personal words. “Where are you?” is a sweet invitation to actually converse with God and experience his grace and forgiveness. Pray that millions of listeners hear God calling their names and surrender happily to his relentless pursuit.
  4. Eventually, all people answer God’s call. Finally Adam replied to the LORD: “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I as naked; so I hid.” (v.10) Pray that listeners come out of hiding and get honest with God, confessing their fears, and eventually obey him wholeheartedly.

Thanks for praying with us. Take courage, Matt.

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