Unlimited: Pray Because You Need To

Jul 11, 2019 1975

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11, NIV).

Why do you pray? For many years I prayed because I had been told that that’s what you did if you were religious. God had to allow me to go through some very difficult experiences so that I could learn that I can truly depend on him.

But now I’ve learnt that Jesus loves it when I talk to him, and he always wants to hear from us. Just after saying, “Ask and it will be given to you (Matthew 7:7). Jesus tells the people that their Father in heaven is just longing to give good gifts to those who ask him, even more than earthly parents shower their children with love.

And you know what? The more you talk with God, the more that you’ll want to do it. It’s just how it works. And the best kind of prayer life is when you pray because you need to; not because you are necessarily in big trouble, but just because you know you need it more than breathing itself!

Why don’t you plan to set some time aside for communicating with Jesus today? Why not speak with someone who actually loves to speak with you? You can learn to love prayer and to pray because you want to. − Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Do you make it a regular practice to spend time with Jesus in prayer? It should be in a place and in a time that you enjoy. If you aren’t doing it, why don’t you commit to spending time speaking with Jesus? Here’s a tip: You don’t even have to close your eyes!


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