After Adam and Eve sinned, they hid from God when they heard Him walking in the garden. Even though He knew what they did and where they were, he still asked them “Where are you?." Our God is a relational God and he created us to be in relationship with Him. That is why, at our core, each of us has a deep desire to be in communication with the creator of heaven and earth. So why is it that prayer is to often so difficult? Have we let a fast-paced culture where being on the go is expected stretch our prayer lives thin? Are our prayers short sighted and self-centered? Have we allowed barriers to come between us and the Father? Do we feel that our prayers never get higher than the ceiling?
Scripture is clear that prayer is necessary and it is clear on how we should pray. It gives us helpful checkpoints to make sure we are approaching God in a prayerful mindset.
In this series, we will explore what Scripture has to say about prayer and what it has to teach us. We will learn how we can better delight in God’s presence, through prayer, even in the midst of busy-ness and distractions. May we all gain a greater recognition of why prayer is unavoidable (and why that is a good thing!).