Someone said, “If you’re going to pray, don’t worry and if your going to worry, don’t pray.” One of the definitions for the word “supplication” in Ephesians 6:10 is “[t]o that of childlike confidence, by representing prayer as the heart’s conversation with God.”
Prayer, as it is defined in this verse is a “confident petition, with childlike faith.” Philippians 4:6 in the NKJV says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” I love the way this verse reads in the New Living Translation. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done.”
Our Heavenly Father desires for us to come to Him with everything we need and with the confidence that He hears us and will answer our petition. No, this doesn’t mean every prayer is answered the way we want and when we want and personally I’m glad for that. But I want to challenge you here with this question. What does God say to you more, yes or no? If you take inventory of your life over the past 2 to 5 years, I can almost assure you that you’ve seen a lot more yes’s than no’s.
Why? Mark 7:11 says, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Just as a Moms or Dads love to bless their children, even more so, our Father wants to bless us. He longs for us to come to Him with any and everything we need or even desire, anytime. And He wants us to have that childlike acceptance, that as our loving Father, He always has our best interest at heart.
I encourage you today to come to Him in conversation. Talk to Him about your concerns, your ups, your downs and any and every situation you maybe dealing with. He’s always waiting with open arms.
Today’s Thought: Prayer isn’t about our posture but our position in Christ.