Prayer is a cordial and orderly interaction between a man and his Creator. You are at liberty to discuss whatever you feel is urgent or important with God during the exchange. As you grow in this dialogue, your friendship with God grows. You can only interact with God for your own good and benefit. The lesser you communicate with God, the farther you get from His divine supply. Men who tag along with God are larger than life.
God earnestly desires to talk to us and spend time with us through prayers. When we come to the Lord we can be certain that he is not reluctant to help us, but He is ever ready to bless us. Luke 11 verses 9-10: “So I say unto: Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
In this process, one pours out his mind expectantly and with the assurance that God is listening. God approves by granting our requests and disapproves by turning away. God not answering our prayers at a particular time does not mean we are no longer in His plans. Most times the result we get during prayers is determined by God’s plan for us. He answers our prayers base on what is best for us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end,” Jeremiah 29:11.
God is larger than life. He has the capacity to grant our request at the speed of light. “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established,” Proverbs 16v3. Yes, a straightforward answer. Without any delay. Nothing more, and nothing less.
With God’s nature in man, we are almost independent of how we pray and what we want God to do for us. When we appear before God to pray, we are expected to express our feelings, weakness, strength and even doubts. You have leverage when you present yourself humble before God. Communicating from that low esteem makes Him feel fatherly and creates an atmosphere of miracles.
Involving God is all you need to have all your needs met. For instance, the resurrection of Lazarus who had died in the book of John 11 v 1-45 was a reflection of how we should present ourselves before God. Jesus Christ did not present Himself as a conqueror or an equal before God even though He said “my Father and I are one”. He appeared at the scene like every man who was in need. The Bible said He even wept after the people showed Him the tomb where the body of Lazarus was kept. Prayers from a humble man are of great effect. He looked to the heavens and honored God and the rest was history. If you need miracles, approach God from the table of humility.
You cannot keep God a distance in your life and expect heaven to react for your sake. Heaven’s reaction to your call is determined by the level of your relationship with the forces in heaven. In the realm of prayers, nothing happens by chance. They are planned. So plan your prayers before you appear before God. Don’t pray because it is mandatory to do so. Pray because you need an answer.