We spend a lot of time talking to people about what’s going on in our lives. We share with Tom, Dick, Harry, Mary, Marcia, and Thelma, not realizing

that most of them are in no position to give us advice or encouragement on our situation. They say hurt people hurt people. If someone has gone through a divorce and it was very messy, and they have not worked through their hurt and anger all they can give you, is more hurt and anger.

There is someone who is more qualified and has your best interest at heart. Who you may ask, it’s God. Our Heavenly Father knows everything that’s going on in our lives and also what we need. All He wants us to do is talk to Him. Have a conversation. After all, that’s what prayer is, a conversation. We make prayer bigger and harder than it is.

The first thing we must do is establish a relationship with Him. Just like you took time to get to know your spouse or significant other, He wants you to do the same thing with Him. It’s as simple as opening your mouth in the morning and saying good morning God. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Guess what, you just initiated a prayer. If you are still not sure what to say, Jesus left an example for us in Matthew 6:9-13. The Lord’s Prayer. Just read it to God. He will get so much joy out of the fact that you are open to learning how to communicate with Him.

Establish A Relationship

The second thing is to ask Him to forgive you for things that you have said and done that were not pleasing to Him. People look at God sometimes as if He’s a genie who will grant us all these wishes. He does tell us in Psalm 37 “to delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” He wants to give us all the gifts He has for us. He desires to hear from us.

Ask Him To Forgive You

Lastly, after you have talked and shared everything that was on your mind and in your heart, now it’s your turn to listen. It may not always be what you want to hear, but it’s what you need to hear.

Listen

So, my question to you again is, who are you talking to? We should watch who we are sharing our hearts and deepest thoughts with. Not everyone has your best interest at heart.

We should always take time out during our day, it could be five, ten, or 15 minutes. It’s ok to start small, just start. Remember that prayer is a conversation between you and God. First, you should thank Him. Then you should ask for forgiveness for the things you have done that were not right. And finally, you have to listen. Listen to what God has to say to you.

Remember, His door is always open!