I think most people get hung up on the word “prayer.” Prayer is simply how we connect with God. It’s how we relate to Him. And just how does God want us to come to Him in prayer? Well, His greatest desire is to have our total heart, mind, and strength as we read in Deuteronomy 6:5.
To begin with, He wants us to enjoy Him—to focus on Him and not your “prayer.”
We should always come to Him just as we are. When we do, we find the overflowing cup of His strength, restoration, wisdom, peace, righteousness, and joy. In His presence is the abundant life.
When we pray, we should not only talk but also listen. Too many times I think we get caught up talking to God about our troubles and life. We are instructed to do this, however, we are also taught to give Him praise and thankfulness. I’ve heard many prayers for health, relationships, being strong against sin, and employment. Seldom do we remember to pray in thanksgiving for the abundant life we have, the mercies of the morning, blessings of night, and magnificence of creation.
Hearing and following are just as important as talking. Come rejoicing, come weary, strong, come confident or afraid. Draw in close and listen to His comforting words of life and hope.
And so, we should come to Him continually as we walk through fields of abundance full or the dry desert place.
Pray should not being something complicated as we often imagine it is or feel burdensome. It’s as simple as unstopping our ears to lies, opening our hearts, getting quiet, and letting Him communicate. It’s as easy as talking to your best friend.
I’d like to ask you two questions:
What is it like when you spend time with your heavenly Father?
What is it like to talk to Him?