Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 22, 2011

Learning to Pray

Mt 6:7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words

Have you given yourself time to learn the “art” of praying unceasingly?  Prayer is communion with God.  Jesus said, “Unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 (NAS).  After you took the step of accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, did you allow yourself to become a child?

A small child talks to his parents unceasingly.  He asks about everything.   He thinks out loud.  He even says everything he is going to do even though he may already know it is right.  Have you become a little child with your Father?

Talk to Him all day every day.  If you are alone, talk out loud.  If others are present, talk silently.  Tell Him how you feel, what you think, what you’re doing.  Ask Him what you should do next.  Tell Him about your family, your friends, and your concerns.  Be sure you also allow your Father time to talk to you.  He not only wants to tell you what to do, He wants to share His thoughts, feelings and concerns with you.

Be ready as a small child to be spontaneous in your reactions to the One you love.  Be open in simple trust.  You cannot build a relationship with someone you don’t know.  Allow you Father to show you how well He knows you and loves you.  As He reveals yourself to you He will also reveal Himself to you.

Practice this art of communion with God.  Get serious with Him and allow Him to get serious with you.  You will be joyfully surprised and delighted with the process of your union with God.

 

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