Sometimes we pray out of routine. I mean the Bible says “pray without ceasing ” Right? And as Christians we try our best.
But some times, maybe out of tiredness, routine or lack of concentration, we pray mechanically , without any real depth and substance just to mark that invisible prayer checklist.
Prayer for the day? Done. Check…..
I have news for you, God wants you to get personal with him. He is interested in the quality of your prayer and not the quantity. He wants you to get intimate with him.
He wants you to be stripped bare of all presence and pride and just go to him in prayer and lay your heart bare.
I have discovered that God likes it when I am honest with him. I also feel better after such prayer.
I mean isn’t it foolhardy to pretend to your creator. It just doesn’t make any sense. Sweetheart, he already knows what you are feeling. So why pretend that all is well.
As for me, if I am feeling one kind, believe me he is going to hear about it. Nowadays I am learning to go to him for what some may think is trivial stuff. But it isn’t trivial to God. And you know what! He wants to hear about it. Sure! He already knows it, buts that’s why it’s a relationship. Y’ know! We tell each other stuff.
( pops collar) lol.
Please never feel that anything is too silly or trivial to talk about during prayer. Prayer is intimate communication with your creator.
Prayer isn’t and shouldn’t be all about ” gimme” ” gimme” or ” I want this” or complaints of ” why me” or even threats ( believe it or not some people threaten God during prayer).
Sometimes you just talk to your father ( or cry) lol. Whatever suits your fancy.
Imagine how tiresome it would be if you had a child or a friend who made no effort to have a relationship with you, talk with you, get to know you better bug who only spoke to you when he/ she wanted stuff.
I don’t know what exactly you are going through now.
But it’s time to stop pretending that everything is alright.
It’s time to get deep, down and personal.
On your knees, In the garden, sitted, standing.
Whatever. Take any position please and talk your father. Gist with him, talk to him, laugh with him. He is waiting to hear from you.
And if you are having difficulty finding the words , imagine you are on a long distance telephone call, talking to the one who loves you the most in this world.
Think how happy he is to hear from you, imagine the depth of his love even if you can’t see him.
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