Prayer is a conversation between you and God. It is from your heart to His heart and in order for it to qualify as communication, it must have all the components of the communication cycle.
The sender (that’s you,) prays by telling God what is on your heart using your own words, tears, thoughts, or whatever medium you use to explain it to Him. God (the receiver) decodes your prayer and interprets the meaning from your heart. He then answers your prayer (God becomes the sender) using whatever medium He chooses to use. Communication cycle is complete when you (the original sender) receive a message back from God that provides you with feedback from your prayer. Sometimes, God sends you to His Word for the answer and sometimes God uses a still small voice. He loves to say “Yes” to our prayers, but sometimes says “No” because He knows what is best for us. Most often in my prayer life, God says “Wait”.
Make sure that you wait for your answer before you walk away from Him. Take some quiet time and allow Him to speak to you, to show you His will for you. Complete the communication cycle by listening to Him. We wouldn’t have many friends to talk to if we only talked to them and didn’t listen to their answer or their point of view. No one likes to be ignored. If all we do is ask and then walk away, we are not really praying, but merely saying words!
God already knows the desires of our hearts, but He wants us to ask Him in prayer and then wait for the answer.
Psalm 88:2 tells us:
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
Personal prayer is an integral part of the life of a believer in Jesus Christ. We can read the prayers of others and even pray them, but our most important prayers are those that are voiced between just us and the Lord. They are intimate, personal conversations between us and our Heavenly Father.
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Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.
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