What is prayer? When and where do we pray? Why do we pray?
For many of us, the very concept of prayer comes with struggles. We get tripped up trying to get it right, find the time, or even doubt whether it will even work. Sometimes we focus so much on the skill of praying that we’ve forgotten about the relational side of prayer, the chance to get some time alone to talk with our Father. In our struggle to get it right, is there something we may be missing out on? Let’s take a look at what the Bible says God really desires from us in our prayers.
“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.”
– (Revelation 3:20 MSG)
This is an invitation to share an experience with God, something akin to sharing a meal together, that will lead us to a place of peace. As we encounter God’s grace, we discover that God invites us to come to Him just as we are, even with our broken and messy lives. Does that same grace extend to our prayers, too? Can we really go to Him broken and messy? Perhaps, if we put our focus on the relationship we have with God rather than how well we pray, we could open up the door He’s knocking on and really experience that time with Him. Let’s start this process of rediscovering prayer together, and see if we can come to a better understanding of how God wants us to pray.
What is it you’re facing? Nobody goes into battle alone. We can stand with you. Let us know in the comments below how we can pray for you, or by submitting your story.
He will fight for you.