When do you pray? Is it over your meals and at bedtime or do you have other times you set aside for prayer? So many people make prayer hard, when it is really very simple. They feel they must have eloquent words or know Biblical phrases in order to pray to the Lord. It’s just a conversation. Granted, that conversation is with the Creator of every living thing, but still, it’s just a conversation.
This morning my daughter has an AP Exam. She needed money to buy a water bottle from the vending machine because they don’t allow you to bring in water bottles that aren’t sealed. She didn’t approach me and say, “Mother, who doth provide my sustenance each day and washeth my clothing, might I humble beseech thee for a dollar to purchase a necessary beverage for my consumption during my educational examination today?” You recognize the absurdity of that, not to mention it’s just crazy. Laura walked up to me and said, “Hey, Mom. Can I have a dollar to buy a water bottle today? I have my AP Exam and want to have something to drink with me.” So why do we make talking to God so difficult? After all, He’s our Father. He is a good Daddy and loves His children beyond measure [Matthew 7:11; Luke 12:24, 28].
Paul urges us in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Don’t stress over your needs or concerns. Just talk to your Daddy about them. He’s waiting for you to come to Him and tell Him all about it.
Matthew 6:8 tells us He already knows what we need. So why pray? It’s simple…He loves the sound of your voice. He wants to have an intimate relationship with you [John 17:20-12].
Prayer, it’s just a conversation, but oh what a conversation it can be. Daddy’s sitting there, ready to give you His undivided attention. Do you have something to say to Him today?
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