Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I've been thinking latley about prayer.
I know Gods word tells us we don't have because we don't ask and we are suppose to ask in prayer. Yet I somehowfeel as if prayer has lost it's purpose, for many it has become simply a time to make requests of God.
When was the last time we simply called out to God for nothing more than to be in His presence?
Have we become a body who looks at prayer like a jeannie in a bottle so to speak?

Many times we get into prayer and our time becomes a never ending list of requests and not only do we request we go further and even tell God how He should go about filling our order.
We ask Him to do this and remove that even as we declare in our next breathe that we desire His will. Hmm.

I have come to believe that when we come to Father with a heart of prayer, although at times we should be specific, just the mere desire to be with Him is enough.
Have you ever had one of your children be excited about coming to sit with you to share in watching a movie, then they no more get all cuddled up against you and they fall asleep?
I see our Heavenly Father in much the same way. He is pleased we have the desire to just be with Him. Gods word says He already knows what is in our hearts and He already knows what it is we need. So many times going into prayer I am so thankful I can simply come to Him and I don't have to utter a single word. Romans 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Isn't that awesome! We can simply come! No less.....just desire Him and come.
And even if we find ourselves curled up and all cuddled against Him, basking in His warmth to the point we fall asleep, thats okay. he's Daddy God, He will simply hold us and love us and in so doing he already knows the desires of our hearts.

This alone shows His love for us........Abba, I am yours!
Be blessed and in His presence.