5 Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Prayer Life!

08/22/18 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

 
 

 

 

Let’s face it. When we feel like we “have” to pray every day, it can become one great big CHORE!

 

It doesn’t have to be that way. An exciting, productive, and fun—yes, I said FUN— prayer life isn’t hard to obtain.

 

I know. All of us have crazy, busy lives these days, and trying to allot specific amounts of time every day for prayer is great but not always feasible. As soon as something happens to one of the kids or you get called in to work early, your prayer time goes out the window, giving you a big, fat excuse to feel—CONDEMNED!

 

God wants a living, breathing relationship with YOU. The last thing He wants is for you to dread talking to Him. 

 

And prayer can be as simple as that—talking to God.

 

There are a lot of things that can hinder our communication with God, but here are some ways you can actually make your time with God enjoyable:

 

  1. Remember, God is your friend (John 15:15). A true friend accepts you just as you are. You don’t have to put on an act. You just talk to them about anything and everything, anytime and anywhere. It’s the same with God. Take off the mask and talk to Him like a friend; He knows what’s behind it and loves you anyway!

 

  1. Know He not only hears—He pays attention to you. Psalm 66:19 (NKJV): “But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.”  You can “hear” a lot, but to actually pay attention is a whole different ball game. Your Father loves talking to you, so He pays attention, again—to anything and everything, anytime and anywhere! 

 

  1. If you don’t know, He does. John 16:13 says the Holy Spirit will guide us “into all truth.” And this doesn’t just mean super-spiritual things. A friend wanted to change out her bathroom sink and faucet but didn’t think she could … They look beautiful and work perfectly, thanks to our Comforter—and even Plumber! He can show you—anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

 

  1. Nobody likes begging or complaining! God loves us no matter what, but would you want to be around someone who griped or wanted something from you every time you talked? “…with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Phil. 4:6). Don’t forget to just say, “Thanks,” for anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

 

  1. Be aware of Him—anytime and anywhere. He will “never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). Now, don’t get condemned. It takes practice to be aware of His presence, and nobody’s perfect at it. But if you talk to Him throughout the day about what’s happening in that moment, your relationship will grow stronger every day, and you’ll find that you’ve been “praying” all day long—about anything and everything, anytime and anywhere!

 

You have a Friend that’s closer than a brother, who is with you 24/7/365. When something happens in your day that you don’t “get,” you can just turn to Him and say, “What was THAT about, God?” And don’t be surprised when He gives you the answer!

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