John Claypool was a young Southern Baptist pastor in Kentucky...
The purpose of Wooddale Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.
The night before Jesus was crucified he interrupted his own time of prayer to spend a few moments with his three best friends. He warned them they should watch out and pray so that they wouldn't fall into temptation. He was warning his friends that temptations can blow your life apart if you give in to them and that prayer is our best protection.
When you take your car in for a wheel alignment the technicians don’t bend the frame to line up with the wheels, they adjust the wheels to line up with the frame. It’s the same way with prayer. When I pray it is not to make God change to do things my way, it is to change me to do things God’s way.