When I pray,
I have the ear of my Father. He’s never distracted or too busy. He isn’t looking at his phone or computer (or whatever they have in heaven…) He isn’t thinking of the gazillion other things He needs to be doing. He’s all in: listening, understanding, already knowing.
How is that even possible? And yet He waits – for me to speak. He loves that I come. He’s ready, waiting with rest for the weary. Jesus said:
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke on you and learn from Me, because I Am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and My load is not hard to carry.” Matthew 11:28-30
Time spent praying, is time well spent. Agreeing with God in the Spirit, about things I may never fully realize is the highest calling. Prayer motivates me every morning. It’s easy, available, ready to plug in to and more valuable than can be imagined.
“…the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.” Revelation 5:8
“Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.” Revelation 8:3-4
Our Prayers are offered in heaven before the throne of God. They matter. God wants us to pray. And so I will because this is the best part of my day!