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Most would agree that of all the disciplines associated with Christianity, prayer is perhaps one of the easiest to neglect. We’re not talking about the prayers we offer at meal time or in public gatherings, we’re talking about prayer that is comprised of meditation, Scripture reading, reflection, and real communication with God.

I recently read a bumper sticker that read, “If Jesus was a praying man, shouldn’t you be one also?” This gave me cause to consider my own prayer life. Some hard questions followed. Was my prayer life all that God wanted it to be? Had it become more of a ritual than a privilege of relationship? Had busyness become my default excuse for neglecting to spend time like I really wanted to in prayer? I must confess that I found it lacking in more than one area.

I really appreciate the opening words to the Lord’s Prayer,  “Our Father in Heaven…”. My appreciation for that phrase stems from my experience as a father of two sons and grandfather to six grandchildren. They all know that they have the OK to call and talk to me about anything at any hour of the day or night …regardless of how long it has been since we last spoke. The fact is I want to hear from them.

We know and can be confident of this; the graciousness and of our Father towards His children far exceeds the love we parents have for our children. He wants to hear from us also.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Bill Parsons

1 Comment

  1. Because I Care

    April 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

    AMEN!

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