One of the many reasons prayer is viewed as a last resort when we face challenges is that we have an inaccurate perception of God. We sometimes mistakenly think that God has only a distant, impersonal level of interest in our lives. However, the fact is that God is intimately interested in your life. He created you for His pleasure, and wants to work in you and through you!
Prayer is simply defined as communication with God. Think about a close friendship you have. Sure, that person is there for you when you need them, but you talk to them all the time, don’t you? You share your lives, don’t you? Well, God wants to be your best friend. You can tell Him everything and anything, you can laugh with Him, you can talk about your day with Him, you can be honest with Him, you can express the desires of your heart with Him. The bottom line is He wants to hear it all! God greatly desires that you have intimate, personal communication with Him.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Jesus is knocking at the door of our hearts, desiring a precious time of fellowship on a personal level. Simply opening that door to Jesus’ gentle request for fellowship is the beginning of a successful, effective and rewarding prayer life filled with God’s blessings.
God is the true source of refuge in life, and He wants to show us His faithfulness and love – no challenge is ever too big for Him – He simply wants to hear from you.