Having a personal relationship with The Creator is important to me. He is the most important person in my life. A good personal relationship doesn’t work without communication. That’s why I personally find prayer and worship the most important activity in my day-to-day routine. That, and caring for my furry rabbits.
Praying brings the spirit at ease and helps straighting out the thoughts that linger the mind. Prayer is like having a very deep conversation with the Creator. Better yet, it IS a deep conversation with the Creator. It is more than just saying rhyming verses, more than just singing a song.
There is no wrong way in praying. Every single person has their own unique way of expressing themselves. You don’t have to use big and highly sophisticated words to express yourself to your God. You don’t have to mimic the words of a pastor. Just be you in your prayer.
Look at it this way; Imagine having a conversation with your best friend, the person who knows you since forever and knows about everything there is to know about you. Imagine that you’ve just had a crappy day and you are now sitting with your bestest friend on the couch having a chit-chat. You pretend to be bubbly and witty while deep down feel like crap, that friend will notice. And a good friend would ask you: “I know something’s wrong, why won’t you tell me what it is?” And when you finally tell your friend “I feel like crap.” that’s where your friendship evolves. Because eventhough your best friend might not come with an answer to your crappy feeling right that moment, that friend will listen and at least do everything they can to make you feel better.
God knows everything about you. He knows who you are, what you’ve done and what you’re feeling. So you don’t have to pretend during prayer. If you feel like crap, tell Him so. Say; “God, I really feel like crap today.” God will listen and he will do everything He can to make you feel better. Sometimes all you need is to express yourself completely, to loose tension and vent.
Whether you are feeling lonely, sad, angry or disappointed; you can tell Him just that. Better yet, if you are disappointed in God, you can tell Him just that. Let it out, give it air; and He will tell you that you are not alone. He will give you tools to let it go; So that you can move on. Maybe not in the first part of your conversation with the Creator, but He will get back to you about it, when you are ready to accept His answer. When your heart is wide open, that’s when.
But you don’t only have to talk to Him when you’re feeling like crap.
You don’t just come to your best friend whenever the going gets tough, do you? I do hope you also share fun moments with your best friend. You hang out with them, listen to music with them, make jokes with them. You talk with them, just because you feel like talking to them. Because you enjoy their company and want to share every single moment there is to share with them. How many conversations with your best friend aren’t deep at all? Conversations like; “Hey buddy, I finally saw Eduard Khil’s song!” Or “I just ate pasta with broccoli and it is gross!” Or a random “My toothbrush is sexy” You can say those things to God too. You can say anything you want to Him.
Praying is just as difficult as speaking in general. All it takes is for you to open up. And if you’re having trouble with finding the words to say, maybe that’s because you need to be still and allow God to assure you that He is there, so He can tell you what He has to say. Either by giving urge to grab His word and read a specific passage that actually answers a personal question. Or to listen to prayer songs. Ok it won’t be that quiet with the music playing, but it does help bring inner silence, though.
Are you ready to have a real unconditional relationship with God? Then why not communicate with Him like you would with any other close friend? Try it, you will see that it’ll bring your whole idea of prayer to a whole new level. Connect with the Creator, He would love to conversate with you.