Prayer : heart and habit

Communication makes the world go ‘round!

While this statement is maybe a bit far-fetched, I think we could agree that great communication is helpful and important. Marriage is better when communication is central. Friendships are strengthened when communication is healthy and honest. The workplace operates differently when good communication is a central theme.  

One thing is true for almost any area of our lives, regardless of the season or situation…communication is important. 

If communication helps strengthen earthly relationships, why would the same not be true in our relationship with God? God wants to communicate with us. He wants to hear from us. He wants us to hear from him. He wants to connect with us in a way that strengthens our relationship with him. We love and serve a God that wants us to talk to him through prayer.

Prayer is communicating with our God who loves us deeply and cares for us intimately.  

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart” (Colossians 4:2 NLT). 

In his letter to the Colossians, Paul calls all believers in Christ to devote themselves to prayer. Devote means to concentrate on a particular pursuit. In other words, devote/focus/concentrate on communicating with God in all you do. As you go about your day, communicate with God through prayer. When you face the same obstacle you’ve been facing for months, talk to God about it. Instead of worrying, pray. Replace complaining with prayer to God. In all areas, at all times, devote yourself to prayer.  

Talking to God helps brings you closer to the heart of God. 

  • How can you devote time to pray today?
  • In your relationships is it easier for you to talk or listen? Is this true of your relationship with God as well? Be mindful of your tendencies. 

Read Colossians 4:2-6 and talk to God today. Let God talk to you, too. As you read the words of scripture and meditate on them, listen. God’s heart is to bring you closer to him through regular (even constant) communication

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