Imagine this: instead of just saying “I’m praying for you”, what if we stopped, right then and there, and actually did it?
We make prayer really complex when it isn’t. It’s a simple conversation with God. He isn’t looking for us to be eloquent or give long poetic monologues. He’s just looking for us to have a conversation with Him.
We don’t have to wait for access to God. We don’t have to be qualified or special to be able to talk to Him. We just have to want to.
Relationship helps. To be able to effectively pray for someone’s needs, we have to first know them. God is in the details and we cannot speak to those details unless we know what they are. Using broad stroke prayers is not what breakthroughs are made of.
Prayer is what we are called to do for one another. We are supposed to pray without ceasing. But that doesn’t mean that prayers are answered quickly or even in the way we’d like. When we are praying for lives to be changed, we have to pray with patience and belief and faith.
The God of all Heaven and Earth wants to talk to us. Wants to listen to us. Wants to know us inside and out and wants us to choose to spend time with Him. And really, there is no better place to be.
“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” [James 5:16]