As I continue to think about the significance of prayer, I am convinced that we avoid participating in communication with God as we should because we don’t want to reveal our inner self to Him. I understand the feeling, but isn’t this counter-productive? After all, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He recognizes the anticipation in our hearts even before we ‘do’ whatever it is we set out to do.. In the meantime, we do ourselves harm by failing to share with Him our problems and shortcomings, or completely on the other side of the story, our joy and happiness. He is more than a little concerned with our lives and our future, and He is there for us whenever we seek Him in prayer.
This hang-up about prayer can be resolved. Perhaps a change in reference would be helpful. Stop calling it prayer and refer to it as a conversation. Wow! That’s really big, isn’t it? Had you realized when you talk alone with Him that’s what it is … a conversation, and a private one at that. How much better than that can it be?
He longs to hear from you. Why not get back in touch with Him with your own private line?