Sometimes it's not about the food but you just want to talk with your Father. You know, just talk about how it can all get so overwhelming and ask Him if He can embrace you just one more time to remind you that He and all He's done is real.
It leaves you stronger than you came in
There's clarity to move forward
Don't leave that place until the Light goes before you
This is prayer
Maybe why we don't really pray is because we have a thing for stumbling around in the darkness.
Maybe why we don't come back because of the boredom we faced the last time is cause we came strong and sufficient
I have learnt to come to the river with my biggest jars even when the whole house is full of water
I have learnt to visit the king remembering nothing is my own
If you don't need a thing you need a knowing
A knowing of the most important things in life
If you feel strong, wrestle at the door and ask him to leave you with a limp so you can depend more on Him.
Cause the best prayers are an exchange
Fear for faith
Grumblings for thanksgiving
Weakness for strength
Confusion for clarity
A little one of mine in Sunday school once asked me: uncle, how long do we have to spend in the place of prayer?
I opened the bible then and quoted a lot of verses of different people who prayed and 'how long it took them'.
If I were to answer now this I would say: till the mountains become a place you can tread upon gracefully little one.
Till the fear in your heart concerning that issue you're praying about dissolves at the entrance of overcoming faith.
Till you are strong enough to take down that Goliath don't stop praying dear.
Most of all if we remember the scaffolding for prayer, that beneath whatever method you choose, be it speaking in tongues, screaming till the neighbors bang on your on door and tell you to shut it up or whispering liturgies from an old worn out book over and over, that the scaffolding used in building the house of prayer is to communicate with the Source of Life, to speak to Him and most of all hear from him about the life he gives, how he's navigating the world, what boat He currently wants us on and how we can avoid the storms or go through the necessary ones, I think we will pray more. I also think we will see that prayer that is not to a personal God (or that is to a God who claims not to be near or not to ever have known your name ) is worthless.
Drop the big definitions. Drop the flamboyant styles and what your mother said you must believe.
If prayer is best described as a connection who is your prayers connecting you to?
When last did you hear him call your name?
Cause somehow that's the whole essence.