“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 (ESV)
As lovers of the Lord, we need to be seeking the Lord often and frequently in prayer. In the verse above, Jesus explained to the disciples how to pray. Prayer is our conversation with the Lord. Prayer can either be mundane lip service that we speak out of memorization, or it can be a majestic offering to the Lord. What a privilege it is to talk with the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, the Maker of all humanity. What an honor that is. Prayer is precious and holy.
How do you view prayer? What is your prayer habit, or do you not have one? Praying for our meals is wonderful, but that should not be the only time we talk with the Lord.
To have a deep and intimate relationship with our Maker, we need to have a rich prayer life. The Lord adores you, momma, and He longs to hear from you. To be victorious in this life, we need to dedicate time to Him.
For myself, I need to have a quiet space to meet with Him, a prayer closet. It doesn’t need to be an actual closet; it only needs to be a space where we can be real, honest, and open with Him, not worrying about saying the wrong words. It’s not a time of speaking out my wish list, but a time to thank Him, adore Him, praise Him, honor Him, and confess sins and faults. “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him” (I John 5:14).
Dear momma, if you haven’t started praying regularly with the Lord, start today. It doesn’t have to be hours, and it doesn’t have to be eloquent. Simply talk. Don’t keep track of time, just enjoy your time with the Lord and see how the heavens open up. The Lord is listening; He wants to be with His Creation. He loves you dearly.