Updated: May 3
Keith Green sang, "Make my life a prayer to You..." God, that would be so amazing...
What is prayer? Is it simply speaking with the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists or is there more? I believe there is more. Could our lives really become a prayer? We are told to pray without ceasing. How is that possible? Dear God, please help us pray constantly. May we see through Your eyes of compassion and love. Help us pray for the needs of others as You reveal them. Oh God, please fill our hearts with Your love and give us a bigger picture of You and what prayer means.
Often words seem so inadequate. There are times when we don't know how to form words to describe what is on our hearts. God understands. He hears our hearts.
I believe prayer is communion between our hearts and God's heart. He speaks through His Word, through people, life circumstances, through His creation, and sometimes through impressions. It is a lifeline. Even when we feel alone...He is there.
Sadly, many on the threshold of eternity have no desire to know the One who made them. Imagine their horror when they stand before the One they have rejected. May we pray with compassion that scene doesn't happen for them. God takes no delight in the death of the wicked. I believe He will cry in agony as He tells people to depart from Him.
I am sure God is grieved by the evil so prevalent in our world. He asks us to pray so that lives and situations can be transformed. I don't presume to understand why God asks us to pray, He doesn't need us, but we desperately need Him. John 15:5 says we can do nothing without Him. I believe that. We abide in Him by spending time with Him...talking with our beloved Saviour. That is the heart of relationship. Thats how we hear His heart.
I have not arrived. I am not speaking to you from some lofty spiritual mountain. I am learning just like you. We are on this journey together. Ask God to give you a heart that prays. I pray prayer will become as natural for you and I as breathing. He loves us so much we can't even imagine the depths of His love. Blessings, Beloved.