The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.— JOHN 10:27
It’s necessary to keep in mind that prayer is meant to be a dialogue. Listen to what God says to you when you’re praying, whether it’s through His Word or His still, little voice in your heart (which will always line up with His Word).
Communication is a two-way street; one person does not do all of the talking while the other does all of the listening. When both parties are totally involved in both listening and speaking, the best conversations occur. You may need to work on your listening skills, but it will be well worth it once you hear what God has to say! He’s invited us into a genuine, intimate relationship with Him, one in which we’re free to tell Him anything.
God is not someone we visit for one hour on Sunday morning and ignore the rest of the week unless we have an emergency—He is Someone we live with. He’s our home, our safe place, and we can be comfortable with Him.
Thank You, Father, that talking to You does not have to be a chore or a formula! Help me to be conscious and intentional in thanking You for the blessings in each moment today, and to pay attentive attention when You speak. Amen, in Jesus’ name.
Taken from Joyce Meyer’s book Wake Up to the Word.