When you pray, what do you pray about? Do you pray every night, every morning, or when you’re going through a rough time?
I have a routine prayer that I like to stick to every night. It usually goes like this:
"Lord, please protect my family, friends, and myself tonight. Please watch over us, keep us safe and healthy, and away from all evil and danger. Thank you for an amazing day today. Please forgive us for our sins, Lord. Thank you. Amen."
I’d like to think that that can be what cuts it when it comes to talking to Him, but personally for me, it’s not. If I want to become closer to Jesus, I feel like I will need to set myself away from everything and say more than just a routine prayer to Him.
A couple of weeks ago, I had done something that I hadn’t in a long time. I knelt beside my bed, and prayed. I didn’t know what to pray about, so I thought….and I thought. But once my random thoughts started pouring into praise, I had just stopped thinking. I did most of my praying that night thanking the Lord for dying for my sins. As I was knelt there, thanking Him, I felt like I had lost a connection with this world. I just remember not paying attention to the things around me, because I was so drawn in to praying.
The awesome thing is: you can pray anywhere, anytime, and however you want. You don’t have to be in your room knelt beside your bed like I was. I heard an amazing story of a man who was cutting his grass and all he said was “It’s me, what do you want to talk about?” He said that he lost so much track of time, that his lawn was completely cut when his conversation with God was over. The point of this story- God know’s exactly what you need, even if you don’t. (Matthew 6:8- Your Father who knows what you need before you ask)