“Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.”
I stumbled upon this quote yesterday and just had to pass it along to y’all. Everything about these words resonated with me. Honestly, when I read it, it made me smile and my heart glad.
There are many wonderful books on all the facets of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, etc.), and most of the books on our recommended reading list touch on these in varying degrees. But for this post, I want to share a couple of things I’m learning to help simplify a topic that often becomes unnecessarily complicated. It all comes back to relationship.
Turning to Him with the faith of a child; dependent, expectant, and submissive.
Trusting that in His goodness and grace we are free to boldly ask for things only He can do and provide.
Not hesitating to show Him the parts of our heart we’re reluctant to share with anyone else. He sees and knows it all anyway, so why not rely upon Him to change and mold us according to His good pleasure.