One of our greatest needs is communication. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the greatest areas of relational challenges.

Well-functioning communication, with godly love and truth, is healing and nurturing. But when communication breaks down, misunderstandings occur, resentment builds, & wounds grow, even through the best intentions.

God intended perfectly beautiful communing as a way of life, in a way that would never break down. As He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden, they experienced the best of communication, the way it was meant to be.

Sadly, all of creation no longer functions as designed. We no longer hear Him audibly, and we struggle to communicate with each other,

Even so, we are still blessed to commune with Him daily through prayer. To “pray without ceasing” is like having an open-ended conversation available at all times with the very one who understands us best.

Prayer connects us to the ultimate source of our every need.

Prayers don’t need to be fancy or contrived into something we deem to be good. They can be breathed, thought, yelled, sung, cried, or written. Use whatever means you choose.

Prayer grants immediate access to the One who is always available to listen always cares and always loves. Even when it doesn’t feel like it.

Prayer is an amazing, multi-faceted, barrier-breaking, soul-releasing, and soul-filling way to interact with the One who is steadfast, faithful, and more than capable in any and all circumstances.

At the heart of prayer is a soul-to-spirit connection between uniquely created beings and the One Creator of all things. This, my friends, is a beautiful thing. Let us treasure it and fully engage in it.

Through prayer, our soul is nourished, and our hearts are drawn into deeper places as we connect with the Almighty.

We share our hurts, joys, pains, confusion, doubts, and cares when we pray. Got will receive it all and meet you there.

When we pray we draw near to the heart of the Father who has open arms. God’s WITHness is available at all times regardless of the messiness we feel in our souls.

What a gift we have through prayer to “get real” in more ways than we often let ourselves do. How about being completely honest with the one who already knows our needs, our pain, and all the ways we rely on self.

Need someone to talk to? He is there to listen. Even if you don’t know what to say. Even if you think you’ll mess it up.

Need to yell and cry? He can handle it. Besides, He already knows.

Need to be real and honest with your feelings? By the way, we all do. He desires it and our souls need it.

Need to feel heard? He assures us that He does. He never misunderstands or interrupts.

Need answers? He has them, though we often don’t like them & He doesn’t always reveal them as we wish he would.

Need direction? His spirit is our guide, and God is with all who choose him.

Need truth? He is the source of all truth.

Need strength & power? God’s Spirit is available.

Need life-giving nourishment? His living water is never-ending, always available, and better than anything on earth.

Need to know that there is hope for you, no matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said, and what you’ve believed? He IS our help, our hope, and our salvation. In Him, we trust.

Friends – God desires our prayerful communion with Him. Whether on your knees, fully prostrate, or unable to even fold hands, let us each, imperfect as we are, seek communication with the perfect Father.

 

May I pray with you today? Let us pray what Paul prayed to the Ephesians.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-20

with love, Jolene

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