Prayer is much more than words. It is an expression of the heart toward God. It is an experience, a relationship, not an activity. As a child of God, you are invited to come boldly before God’s throne.
“Since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God,” Paul writes, “let us . . . then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ make it possible for each of us to have access to God. Talk to God, tell God your joys and concerns, give God thanks and praise, confess your sins and your needs before God in prayer. It is both that simple and that difficult.
Prayer is a dialogue between two people who love each other—God and a person. Every Christian can directly contact God at all times. But many of us tend to forget such a direct line exists or rarely connect until an emergency arises.
This message was adapted from “I Am She,” a free downloadable resource offered by Women of the ELCA.