Prayer – it’s such a difficult thing. But it shouldn’t be a difficult thing.
It’s a conversation with our God. It’s a conversation with the one who cares more deeply for us than anyone else.
It’s a conversation with the one who paid the ultimate price to save me. Not because of what I did, but because of who He is.
But so many times, we turn it into a laundry list. Please do this, please help with that……..
Psalm 66:20 offers a different view of prayer:
“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”
God has not rejected our prayers. As trivial as they might seem, as greedy as they might seem, God doesn’t reject our prayers.
He wants to hear from us.
That doesn’t mean He’s going to give us everything we ask for. But the line of communication is always open.
Sometimes He will say, “Yes.”
Sometimes He will say, “No, I have a different plan.”
Sometimes He will say, “Not yet, trust me my child.”
Sometimes He will say, “The answer will come according to my plan and my time, so stay faithful and stay with me.”
The answers aren’t always what we want, but God is always there and will not reject our prayers.
He always listens.
He always cares.
But like our earthly parents, doesn’t give us just what we want – but what we need.
Rest in that comfort that God listens, God hears and God doesn’t reject our prayers.