Prayer is talking to God. People sometimes wonder, “Why talk to God when He already knows everything?” Prayer isn’t bringing God up to date with world events, sports, politics, or even what’s going on in your life. Prayer is getting to know God and His heart.

Think of the kinds of conversations you have with close friends or family members who already know you intimately: the laughter, the banter, the apologies, and the give and take. Jesus compared God to a loving heavenly Father who knows how to give good gifts to those who ask Him. Prayer is a time to share your heart with God; to relate to Him; to ask for provision for needs, protection from assaults, strength for trials, and comfort for sorrows. Prayer includes thanking God for His goodness, praising God for His greatness, and just quietly letting Him show you yourself and transform your heart to crave Him and His eternal kingdom.

Prayer includes confession, and asking for forgiveness. It is asking, forgiving, resisting, and resting. Please, take time to talk with God – He loves you, He cares. He has the power to change the world and the wisdom to know when and how to use that power! Relationships don’t grow without regular, personal communication. Please contact us if you would like us to pray with you or for you.

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