Isaiah 65:24 (ESV) “Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.”
If you were to ask most people how they feel about prayer, they would say that God doesn’t answer prayer anymore. But I guess we need to define what prayer is. For some of us prayer is like a request form found at a stationary store. You know, where you put down the list of things you need or want and then send it in. For others prayer is for when we have messed things up really bad and we need someone to clean it up. Prayer is simply talking with God. That’s all. It can be about laying our needs at His feet. It can be about seeking guidance and help. Or it can be about talking with a friend. Can you imagine how long our friendship would last if every time we met I asked for something from you? “Hey, can you do this for me; or can you give me a couple of bucks; or can you fix this?” How long do you think that friendship would last? The great thing about God is He does not turn away from us when we do silly and thoughtless things like that. He is there, always ready to talk. When was the last time you had a conversation with God? Have one right now!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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