Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods, and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer. —L. M. MONTGOMERY, Anne of Green Gables
Do you pray? I don’t mean just saying the Lord’s Prayer, or while in church, but this:
Do you pray while driving...or when you want to gossip….or want to tell someone off because they are just being unkind? Do you pray for Him to stop you?
Do you pray when in pain….or worse, when someone you love is in pain?
Do you pray when you’re grateful?
I find myself having a conversation with God pretty frequently. I tell Him how I feel inadequate in a situation...or I wish I’d handled something better. I tell Him when I’m honored to be a part of something that is so much bigger than me. I look at Him as my friend and the one who wants the best for me.
My prayers are not eloquent or formal, but they are real. God wants to hear every detail of our lives. He knows it, but He wants us to want to share it with HIM. No detail is too small for His care.
God has made it so that we can approach His throne every minute of every day. I read this week that our prayers can turn porches into cathedrals. That was so powerful to me. May you meet God in your living room, on the road, or on your porch today. Just say “Hi” and the conversation has started.