Prayer: An Honest Conversation with God

Honest Conversation imageI worry that when some of us  hear the word prayer, we think of something that has to be long, formal and maybe even memorized. In reality, prayer is simply having an honest conversation with God.

Think of it this way. As a parent, I hope that my children feel comfortable enough to come to me with anything at anytime. I want to be seen as a safe place where they can let down their guard and open up without fear of ridicule or rejection. I want them to know that I am ready to listen when they’re ready to share.

That  is what your Heavenly Father wants with you. He simply wants you to let down your guard and open your heart. He wants you to spend time with Him and honestly share –the good, the bad and the not-so-pretty.

It may feel strange at first, but like any other relationship, the more time you spend with Him, the more natural it will become. When was the last time you had an honest conversation with God? He’s ready to listen – anytime, anywhere.

 I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.  Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”

Psalm 116:1-2 (NLT)

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