In my last post, we began a quest to rediscover prayer, and what it means to us today. We took a look at how God wants us to pray, and learned that we can’t let ourselves get distracted from the one we’re praying to by the prayer we are praying. This helped us shift our focus from getting the prayer right, to remembering who we are talking to. Our Father…
There was a time in the Bible when the first disciples asked Jesus how to pray. How did He respond? He taught them a prayer. We know it as “The Lord’s Prayer“. He began by reminding them that they were talking to our Father, and their prayer is a conversation between a father that loves His children, and the children that need the help of their Father. A Father and His Child. That’s it. Let’s explore this idea of a Father with His children a little bit, and look closer at what Jesus taught the disciples that day.
“This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.”
– (Matthew 6:8-9 MSG)
These are Jesus’s words, and even He took the time out to pray to His father. He understood that He was God’s son, and that He needed Him. The more we think we can handle life on our own, the farther we’ll move away from prayer. It’s when we recognize our need for our Father, like Jesus did, that we’ll be able to draw closer to God in our prayers….approaching Him like His child. This changes the way we look at our prayers, at least it does for me. We have a ways to go on this, so let’s keep digging in. Let’s take a closer look at this idea of us as helpless children approaching a Father that loves us and wants us spend time with him.
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.