What exactly is prayer?

What exactly is prayer? Prayer is something people have written about for centuries. However, can a writer really convey to a reader what exactly prayer is supposed to be or how to get the most out of it in a relationship with Jesus? Prayer is a learning process for any believer; you or me. It is the conversation alleyway between us and God.
In this season of my life, I find myself relearning what exactly prayer is. When and how it’s done. It’s making me take an honest look deep within myself to gauge where my heart is. I’m learning today that prayer is a time of reflection, a time to plead and beg for God’s Hand to move and help in situations but it’s also a time to worship. Worship for me is most effective through music. I usher in the presence of God when I turn on a worship song and sing out to HIM.

Just as in the beginning of every church service, there is a time of worship and praise through song, I am finding the need I have for this in my prayer time as well. This morning I tried and found it really aided me in my preparation for the day. It opened up a revitalization of God whispering and me hearing. Not just during my prayer time but it followed me right into my daily activity of life. I was more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading because I was listening and tuned in to hear God.

There was a time in my life when prayer was something I did and checked off of my list of things to do but I find during this stage in my journey it has become so much more and I am grateful. My prayer time is my daily reminder that I need God more than anything else in this life. I wonder what is it for you? Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Seek HIM whole-hardheartedly and see if you do not find HIM.

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