Prayer doesn’t have to be hard. We don’t have to pray in certain memorized ways or through a particular protocol.
Every time we talk to God at all, that’s prayer.
I know it can seem weird to talk to someone you can’t see. Or hear back with your ears. But you do it all the time.
We talk to ‘ourselves’ out loud (BUSTED!), we hold our end of a conversation with someone who isn’t there (usually that we aren’t happy with), and as humans we are really good at muttering exclamatory remarks to no one in particular – “I can’t believe it!”, “Are you kidding me right now?”, “How did this happen?”.
Am I alone in this? I don’t think so. I see too many people talking to themselves in cars with no speakerphone talking back!
Don’t let the fact that He’s God trip you up like we might get tripped up if we met the President or a celebrity. The difference between God and them are so many! He’s your Father, and your friend. He loves you. He really cares about you. And He WANTS you to talk to Him SO badly.
And He has things to say back to you.
How do you start? If you aren’t sure, you can start with, “Hi God, it’s me” and go from there. IF you still aren’t sure, just read some of your favorite bible verses out loud to Him. Thank Him for the things in life that you might be taking for granted. Ask Him for some things in life that you would like to be different. And before you know it, you’ve had a whole conversation.
Yup, you just prayed. It wasn’t hard was it? Now maybe just try that again tomorrow.