Prayer is a cup of coffee
with our Creator,
who loves us perfectly.
We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list?
Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time alone with the One I know loves me.” A lot can be said about prayer, but ultimately it’s just a simple conversation with God.
Considering the fact that Jesus called His apostles friends, the question is: how do we begin to cultivate apostolic friendship with God? There are many different forms of prayer that we can begin with and return to, but ultimately all spiritual practice leads us more deeply into direct personal communion with the Holy Spirit.
The more time we spend in prayer, the more we begin to take on the Lord’s characteristics and virtues. Also, the more time we spend in prayer, the more we can be drawn into a mystical relationship with Him through grace.
In Matthew 28:20, Jesus said “And Lo I am with you, even unto the end of this age.” Prayer can help us experience this truth for ourselves.
God, please fill our hearts with a desire to get to know You in prayer. Help us find the discipline to make daily prayer a part of our routine, so we can cultivate a true friendship with you. Give us the grace to hear You and be drawn into a profound and life changing personal relationship with You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Do you consider God a friend? What kind of relationship do you have with Him in prayer? Comment below, and I’ll be happy to lift you in prayer.