Talk with GOD!


E CAN actually talk with the God of the universe!  And He talks back to us!

God wants simplicity in our prayers

God is a lot less formal than we are.  He doesn't require a lot of fancy words from us when we pray.  Just a simple honesty.  "Lord, help me!" is the simplest prayer recorded in Scripture!  Jesus provided the example of, "God, be merciful to me a sinner!" in one of His parables.

In fact, God doesn't want fancy-schmancy prayers; He came for the real people, the humble people!

9 And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank Thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
15 And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Luke 18:9-17

God wants us to pray about EVERYTHING

10a For who hath despised the day of small things?

Zech. 4:10a


6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Phil. 4:6

God is not concerned just about the big, momentous things in the world and in our life!  He cares, also, for every little thing in our life!  Those are the things He wants us to bring to Him, each and every moment of every day!   

17 Pray without ceasing.

II Thes. 5:17

Develop the habit of, under your breath or in your mind, praying for everything that enters your mind, or that occupies your hands.  Imagine the arrogance of saying,"I need God's help in this area, and in that area, but for these small things over here, I don't need any help from God?"Imagine the utter arrogance of even suggesting that there might be something, anything at all, that we can do without the help of God!  Whatever it is, large or small, ask for God's help in it.  Become utterly reliant on God's Presence and working in your life!  Our God wants to be intimately present in our life!     

Jesus died for each, and every one of us!  He didn't die for a group, a nation, a planet; He died for individuals!

14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

Jer. 3:14

In other words, God died for you, and you personally!  God is concerned about every intimate area of your life!  Make God intimately involved in every tiny detail of your life.  He expects it!

God wants us to spend time alone with Him

God wants us to take time alone in prayer.  Despite the necessity of maintaining a constant attitude of prayer there's nothing that will replace taking time alone with God on a regular basis.

Scripture tells us that Jesus (God Himself!) went off alone to pray

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Mark 1:35


46 And when He had sent them away, He departed into a mountain to pray.
And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He alone on the land.

Mark 6:46-47


16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Luke 5:16

Jesus instructs us:

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father Which is in secret; and thy Father Which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Matt. 6:6

Jesus said that group praying adds power to our prayer!


19 Aain I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them

Matt. 18:19

Prayer develops relationship with God

The best way to get to know someone is to spend lots of time with them.  We spend time with God by praying to Him.


































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