Prayer – Just have a chat with God

This morning I was sitting reflecting on how prayer has come into focus at this time. So many seem to be encouraging indeed facilitating online, local, national and global initiatives. There are petitions, requests, declarations, sometimes loud voices casting out or binding this and that!

You haven’t got to engage with them all, or indeed any! Don’t feel guilty if you just missed that important Zoom prayer meeting you fully intended to join with.

The wonderful thing about prayer is that at its simplest, it’s just making a little time to have a personal chat with Father God, your heavenly dad.

Jesus used to spend lots of time alone with his Father, I guess much was listening, sitting quietly, meditating, absorbing, an alignment of wills. Two hearts beating as one.

Jesus only did what His Father showed him. We should too!

Speaking to His followers, Jesus once said, “…I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19

I believe that within this global crisis, there is an amazing opportunity to make a personal realignment to God’s will and purposes for your life, such that going forward you may well see and do things differently that will change you and those around you forever.

So maybe when that next call to prayer hits your inbox or newsfeed, gently put your device aside and make some time instead for just you and Father.

David Gilbey

Chair of CTiC