Have you ever found yourself stuck in what you should actually “say” in the moment of prayer? This girl has her hand raised. Sometimes it flows simply, other times I struggle with keeping my sentences together. But I want to share with you that it doesn’t have to be that way. You’ve heard it before, prayer is just having a talk with God. He’s not impressed with word choice, vocabulary or even if they rhyme or not. He just wants to hear from you.
A while ago, I found a really interesting definition for prayer – “Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with God through deliberate communication.” Notice the key words, ACTIVATE A RAPPORT and DELIBERATE COMMUNICATION. Those words struck me, mainly “activate” and “deliberate”. These two words are actionable words and signify a personal effort from you.
In order to accomplish this you must operate outside of time. Stay with me for a minute on this. One of the most popular responses from people is “I’d like to pray more often but I just cant seem to find the time.” Not only did I have my hand raised earlier on this post, I now have both my hands raised as I, too, have said this before. I’ve found the best time to pray is when I’m alone. Those moments of just waking up, alone in the shower, while alone in my car, and the moments of winding down before bed to name a few. Pretty much any time I have unobstructed and uninterrupted time to myself is always perfect to devote time with Him.
In your praying remember to believe.
And it really isn’t hard to do. Let it come from your heart. Simply, talk to him and tell Him your deepest worries, your desires, your thoughts or even your ultimate goals. In other words, if you pray, BELIEVE!
Often times we pray for a breakthrough—whether it’s to find a husband, for a financial breakthrough, or even the revelation of truth. It’s funny when it seems as though a hint of your requested blessing is coming your way, many of us question if its from God…”It’s too good to be true!” Well, is it really? Listen, there is literally nothing too big for God. No request to complex, no expectation too overwhelming. There’s no need to be timid to ask in a BIG way.
I do want to emphasize, however, that God wants us to view where we are in our lives and what we have (whether it’s much or little) with the right perspective. Everything we have is a gift from God. Although they are not the source of joy, they are a reason to rejoice because every good thing comes from God. We should place our focus more on the Giver than the gift. We can be content with what we have when we realize that with God, we have everything we need.
Praise Him, prepare and receive
Praise Him for what He’s done in your life and what he continues to do. In this way, you’re building your relationship with Him. You will also begin to pray deliberately; without notice and without reservation.
Right now, where you are, speak to Him! He has an open door policy!!!