Rutted roads? Habits can be dangerous, especially when they lead to unthinking behavior. In a very real sense you and I are often ill-advised, as example, when it comes to our prayers of asking. “Dear Lord, please give me this or that.” God is okay with us asking for things, He expects us to ask Him for whatever we wish to ask Him for.
Think about it. Nevertheless, when you’re finished, how do you feel? Ready to move on? Or, do you feel empty, unfulfilled. Scripting prayer is like that deep, rutted road. After time it becomes easy to just keep doing it because doing something different is, hard to do. You wouldn’t script a conversation with a loved one, why would you do it with God?
God’s Word tells us: “ And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” (Matthew 6:7).
God likes to hear your prayers; He loves to hear your thoughts. The next time you pray, talk to God; make it a conversation, an opportunity. Just let the words flow. Choose to travel down a smooth prayer highway, avoiding the ruts that just words can dig, oh so deep on rutted roads.
“God help me to continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for others, that God would open to us a door for the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for whom I serve; that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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