Prayer is the Heart-to-Heart Converse Between the Father and His Child
Have you ever had that feeling that you are talking to air when you pray?
Prayer is not “the cry of nature to an unknown God” . Anyone who comes to God must first believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him .
When the disciples asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray”, Jesus’ first lesson is to show them who they are talking to when they pray. It is really hard to grow love and intimacy when our inner being does not have an unequivocal awareness of who the Person is on the other end of the conversation. Jesus taught that prayer is the heart-to-heart converse between the Father and His child [Luke 11:2-4]. That is why only the children of God, who have reconciled their relationships with the Father through Jesus Christ, are able to pray .
We can, at times, pray to Jesus the Son, or to the Spirit. But when we converse as His child to Him as our loving Father, it grows the Father-child relationship in love and intimacy. After all, God’s first disclosure of His identity to us is not God, “the majestic Creator”, but God, “our Father of immense paternal love” .
Thank you for adopting me into your family.
What a privilege to be able to call You my Father.
May Your Spirit help me to grasp my identity as Your child,
such that any trace of insecurity and fear from my pre-adoption is dissipated by my experience of the reality of Your fatherly love.
May Your Spirit show me the kind of Father You truly are.
Please reveal to me any lie that I wrongly believe about who You are as my Father.
Let the truth of who You really are as my Father grow me in Your love.
In Jesus precious name, I pray.
 “The Life of Prayer” by A.B. Simpson
 Hebrews 11:6