We talk everyday to people.
Whether we ask for chewing gum at the checkout or tell someone how the day was.
Have you ever talked to someone who was not standing in front of you?
Definitely, via Skype or WhatsApp.
And with someone who is everywhere, right now as well. In the Congo, in the USA and in Germany – at the same time.
Prayer – talking to someone who is not of this world.
With someone who is everywhere.
Talking with God.
God tells us: pray everywhere. I hear you. Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5,17)
The “No” – God isn’t a Wish machine. At the top you insert a few bitcoins, at the bottom he dispenses the new Samsung Fold.
That’s not how it is. Some people would add an “sadly”, but I think, it is important to understand that the “no” wants to show you something.
If we would get everything we pray for, the world would be a big mess of homo sapiens tying to beat the others with wealth.
The “later” – If you pray for the rescue of Asia Bibi, or that the borders of north korea open, then God will probably respond with “later”.
The “Yes” – If someone pray’s when someone prays to get along better with the people at school – then God says: Yes.
Prayer isn’t the use of a wish machine.
Prayer is talking with God.
Prayer is the refueling of impulses.
Prayer is thank, think, praise, love.
Prayer is rich.
Prayer is important.
Prayer is so much more!