We all need to. There are so many things in life that are just too big for us. We need to talk to someone more powerful, someone who can actually do something about life’s challenges.
Some people like to do it in a formal way
Maybe they go to a church building or a chapel, somewhere where people pray. Maybe they use “thee” and “thou” and phrases like “your divine providence.” They might even use words that someone else has prepared, reading from a prayer book or something of he sort. For many people, this is a familiar, comforting way to pray.
But that’s not the only way to talk to God
Talking to God isn’t about designated places, special patterns of words, or special holy postures. The most important thing is that we talk to him.
So what can we say to God?
Here are a few ideas:
We can take time to think about and appreciate things he has done for us. Most of us have things to be thankful for, even when there are lots of bad things going on.
Forgive me God
All of us make mistakes. Even those of us who are trying to live like Jesus. We all fail to do some things that we should, or we do things that we shouldn’t. We need to tell God about it and ask his forgiveness.
Help me God
None of us can face this life alone. We all need help from somebody bigger than us. We can go to God and ask him for strength to face the struggles that come our way.
While God hears all prayer, he especially listens to those that are members of his family. We become members of his family through Jesus Christ. I encourage you to find out more about how we can be part of God’s family. It makes all the difference in the world.