What is prayer…really? Actually, it’s many things. One of the most important descriptions I’ve discovered is that it’s “Jesus and Me.” It’s the nurturing of a personal relationship with Him. In fact, to me, that is the form of prayer that is first and foremost in my life.
With many people, prayer is primarily saying, “Thankyou” for food at meals. It is also an opportunity to ask God to answer a requested need. But, prayer is so much more. As a matter of fact, one of it’s primary purposes is to nurture personal relationship with Jesus.
Personal relationship with spouses, family, and friends includes the ability to simply sit quietly in each other’s presence without having to say much if anything at all. My wife and I enjoy being in the same room together, sometimes each reading, other times watching a favorite T.V. program. Being together and sensing each other’s presence has deep value in the nurturing of love and companionship.
That may sound a bit strange as it relates to prayer and spiritual nourishment. However, it is of more practical help than many imagine. Just learning to be quiet and confident together. Most of us give too little acknowledgment of the “little things” that add together to make our relationship with the Lord powerful.
In my next post I want to ask the very important question, “Soaking Without The Word?” There is no true powerful prayer in it’s fullness without the Scriptures as illumination and final authority.
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