Hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray. —Psalm 5:2
Prayer is so simple; it is nothing more than talking to God and listening to what He has to say. God wants to teach each one of us to pray and hear His voice in personal ways. He wants to take us just the way we are and help us discover our own unique rhythm of prayer and develop a style of prayer that maximizes our personal relationship with Him. He wants prayer to be an easy, natural, life-giving way of communicating with Him as we share our hearts with Him and allow Him to share His heart with us.
God is far too creative to teach every person on Earth to interact with Him through prayer in exactly the same way. He is the One Who designed us all differently and delights in our distinctiveness. All of us are at different places in our walk with Him, we are at different levels of spiritual maturity, and we have different types of experiences with God. As we grow in our ability to talk to God and listen to His voice, we need to continually say to God, “Teach me to pray; teach me to talk to You and listen to You in the ways that are best for me. Teach me to hear Your voice on a personal level. God, I’m depending on You to make me effective in prayer and to make my relationship with You through prayer the richest, most rewarding aspect of my life.”
God’s word for you today: You are God’s unique creation. Celebrate that in your life and in your prayer.