Prayer is a very important part of your life.
If you aren't regularly in prayer to God and asking Him for guidance throughout each day, you need to change how you are living each day.
You should be talking to God throughout the day.
But there's one very important aspect of prayer that most of us forget. I want to talk about that today so you can improve your relationship with God.
Do You Listen for God's Response?
Usually when we pray, we talk and talk and talk to God. We might ask God to help us. We might ask God to help others. We might ask God many different things.
Do you ever just stay silent and listen for God to respond?
I didn't stop to listen for many years. It's time to stop, stay silent, and let God do the talking.
Do this every time you pray. Give some time for God to speak. You should also speak, but allow God time as well. We all know that what God has to say is much more important than anything we have to say.
Ask God to please respond that you are now listening. He will respond, and He will guide you.
Close your eyes and watch for images or visions from God as you ask for answers to your prayers.
All of this is very important in getting to know God and learning what He wants you to do to grow His kingdom throughout the earth.
When Should You Be Praying?
As soon as you wake up in the morning, your day should start with a prayer to God. Ask Him to help you throughout the day. Ask Him to guide you.
We have to make hundreds and thousands of decisions each day. Many of these are small decisions such as exactly when to leave for work, exactly what to eat and when, and even when we're going to the restroom.
We make decisions while we are driving. We make decisions while we are eating lunch. Everything that we act upon each day is preceded by a decision we make.
Ask God to be with you as you make all of those decisions throughout each day. One wrong decision can lead us in the wrong direction.
You should be in constant conversation with God throughout each day. You should be asking Him for guidance.
Pray before each and every meal that you have. Ask God to nourish your body from the food He has graciously provided for you.
Pray when you have any free time during the day. Do you sit at your computer for lunch at work? Take the time to pray to God.
As you are driving to work, have a conversation with God. There is no time better spent than having a conversation with God.
He will always lead you in the right direction if you ask Him to lead you. Always trust in Him. Listen to Him. He will be there for you throughout your life. Talk to God more. Listen to God more.
Be Thankful to God
As you pray to God each day and have conversations with Him, you should always thank Him for everything He has given you.
Always thank Him for Jesus as eternal life has been given to you freely if you accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior. There is no greater gift in existence.
Be thankful to God in everything.
Be thankful that you even have the right to speak with Him. God is so much greater than us yet He has given us the right to come directly to Him through prayer.
This is a privilege!
Take advantage of this privilege. If you truly believe in Him and listen to Him, He will speak to you during your prayer to Him and conversations to Him.
With God guiding you throughout each day, you are going to reach heaven one day.
And we'll all have a party in heaven together one day! See you there.