The deeper I want my relationship with God to be, the more often and the longer my prayers will be.
I don’t pray to get what I want. I used to and it was effective, because God gives us the desires of our hearts. But by God’s grace, I’ve grown, and now I pray to be more intimate with God.
Why do I pray?
If I want to be more like Jesus, I pray.
If I want more of the Holy Spirit’s fruits or gifts, I pray.
If I want more of God’s glory to fall on earth, as it is in heaven, I pray.
Prayer is for comfort. Prayer is for communion. Prayer is for inspiration.
If every step I take is bathed in prayer, I am a greater blessing to others.
That’s why I pray.
When my spirit soars, I am renewed, refreshed, rebuilt, and I am more loving, more faithful, more free.