Conversing with the Creator:
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3)
What a privilege prayer is. What a gift to be able to approach the Lord's throne with boldness and confidence. Prayer is a marvellous mystery, yet a splendid blessing.
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4:2)
Prayer is more than just a cry for help or plea for mercy. Prayer is also an opportunity to pour out your heart on God. Let the abundance of gratitude in your heart overflow at His throne.
"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up." (Luke 18:1)
"Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King." (Psalms 149:1-2)
Prayer regenerates hope, peace, and abounding joy. Jesus desires to simply speak to us as friends, personally and intimately. Anyone and everyone is invited by God into the peaceful path of a prayer-filled life.
One of the greatest wonders contained in prayer is that we as creation are blessed with talking directly with our Creator. You see, prayer is so much more than just asking for help or favours. Prayer is about conversation, not consultation.
God wants to chat with you! Yes, the Lord of lords wants to talk directly to you! He wants to know about the things you enjoy, He wants to hear about all the little delights you've seen in the course of a day, and He simply wants to hear the lovely melody of your unique heart song.
Next time you're feeling lonely, look up! God has pulled up a seat prepared just for you, and He's exuberantly awaiting a delightful discussion with His child. Don't be afraid to approach Him as a friend either, for He has called us His very own friends!
"I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father." (John 15:15)
Oh, Father, we praise You! We come into Your Presence this day with joy and gratitude in our hearts. We're confident that when we pray to You, You hear every word. You don't just listen for our cries of desperation or our pleas for provision, You love to hear about even the things we enjoy. You rejoice in the little gems we've noticed that You placed throughout the day, and so much more.
What a blessing it is to serve a merciful, yet personal God! Hallelu Yah! Let us pray and exult our God this day! Amen!
-The Introverted Evangelist