Prayer is a fancy word that means talking to God. It’s a divine conversation that is special and grows richer and deeper with time.
Think about your best friend. I bet you didn’t meet he or she in one day and the next day start bearing your soul.
Prayer, much like the other spiritual disciplines, takes time to grow.
Now, it’s also not complicated either. Just open your mouth and talk to God. He loves it when you talk to him!
Tell him about your day, thank him for the many blessings in your life, and go to him on behalf of others.
I talk to God a lot in the car. He’s my favorite road trip buddy. I tell him about my sadness and burdens. I tell him how excited I am. And, a lot of times, I just tell God how thankful I am. We just talk as I drive. It’s awesome!
My point in sharing all of this is simple.
A lot of people make prayer really hard. They think God’s too busy or not interested. None of those things are true.
He always has time to hang out and talk to you.
Spend some time this weekend talking to God. Don’t hold anything back.
And, don’t be too surprised when God starts talking to you too. He’ll speak words of comfort, encouragement, and direction.