Why do we pray? To ask God for help? Or to deepen our relationship with God?
It’s Friday afternoon. One of your best friends calls to ask a favor. They found themselves in another difficult situation. As they explain their plight, you begin asking yourself, “Is this friendship based only upon my assistance with their ongoing circumstances?”
Sometimes our prayer sounds like the relationship with this friend; we are always in need of something. God desires more—a relationship with us. God loves us and wants to hear our voice. Yet we often forget, God already knows everything that we need.
I think prayer time should be interactive. It could include praise and adoration, songs of worship, reciting scripture, and even listening for God’s still, small voice. Naturally we should lift up the needs of our family and friends, but over time our relationship with our Heavenly Father should deepen because of our prayer life.
Learning to walk with God builds our spiritual legacy. In my recent book, My Footprint For God, there are many ideas for how we can draw closer to God and have a greater impact on this world for Christ. Spending time with God is one of those ways.
Like bacon and eggs in the morning, our time with God can become so refreshing that it will put a smile on our face too!
To learn more about Kenn’s book, My Footprint For God, or schedule an event, check-out his website: www.FootPrintForGod.com
"Thank you for the creative teams [of The Upper Room] who are working together to share the power of prayer around the world. You have collaborated with everyone working from our homes to share the gifts of hope, love, grace, and peace." (Written in response to The Upper Room COVID-19 response efforts). View Jaqui's video contribution to the initiative, helping us create space and time for God in these anxious times.