Stated most simply, prayer is having a conversation with God. It is more than something to do at church or before a meal. And our prayers should be about more than things we need or problems we face. Prayer is best thought of as a dialog of talking and listening. On the eve of his "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King Jr. told his staff he was going to talk to the Lord about what to say. That is a great perspective. Judah Smith shares this view and describes some great conversations that he has had with God.
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Talking to God honestly and holding nothing back can be very freeing. There are times when a quiet reverence is appropriate. But at other times, the best thing is to talk with and listen to God in the same way you would confide in a friend. As you read the Psalms, you will see the passion of the writer’s heart in full display. You too can be this open and honest with God.
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