OUR GREAT NEED FOR PERSONAL FELLOWSHIP IN PRAYER
We were created to relate to God. Born again people have the opportunity to walk each day with the Lord and talk about everything that is happening to them. Our heavenly Father desires an intimate child/father relationship that is maintained by moment by moment fellowship. We can tell the Lord about our work, our families, our church, our fears, our trials and our world. Specific times set aside for prayer are helpful and important, but we should also keep in constant communion with the Father throughout the day. This is what the apostle Paul meant when he urged us to “pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17), and to be “praying always” (Eph. 6:18). Each of us as children of the Father should learn to recognize His presence in our everyday life. A child at play loves to point out things that interest him to his mom and dad and hold their hands as they walk. A man and woman in love cherish the moments of just being together. Likewise, we should “take hold of His hand” and talk to Him about what we see, how we feel, and what we are thinking. Our caring Father longs to hear the heart conversation of those whom He has redeemed and who belong to Him by creation and by redemption.