PRAYER IS A PRECIOUS INVITATION FROM GOD
In the Garden of Eden, when God invited Adam and Eve to walk with Him in the cool of the day, there was no agenda or dress code, no necessary preparations. He simply invited them to join Him, walk with Him, talk with Him, be with Him.
Often, we over-think prayer, complicating it by seeking the right words, the right time, or the right place, the perfect formula, so afraid of getting it wrong that we fail to pray at all.
Teresa of Avila said, “Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
We don’t over-think talking with our friends – sharing news, good and hard; catching up after time apart; asking their advice; letting them help to carry what is hard – we don’t seek the right words, right time, right place, or perfect formula, we simply pick up the phone or knock on the door or sit down at their table and share.
TALKING WITH GOD
Yet talking with God seems complex and uncomfortable. We feel awkward and tongue-tied. We don’t know what to say or how to say it. And we’re not alone. Our anxiety over prayer stems from that very first bite of forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden – the moment everything between God and His creation changed.
Yet His precious invitation stands. “Come.”
However we are, wherever we are, with words and without, freshly showered or after days in our pajamas, day or night, God invites us to be with Him.
We hope these pages will draw you into the Presence of God, not through formulas or words or templates, but through experiences and new ways to think about prayer, enter in, and be with Jesus.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters… (Isaiah 55:1)
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