“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” Ephesians 6:18
It took me a large part of my life to shake the religious notion that prayer was reserved for special times and special places. Churches, worship services, revivals, and retreats—those all seemed like the appropriate venues for prayer. When someone was in trouble, a meal was to be eaten, a loved one died, a friend needed healing, or a sin required confessing—those seemed like the times to pray.
Can I let you in on a secret? I’ve discovered the more time I spent with God in prayer, the more I realize He cares about every aspect and detail of my life. What’s more, God wants me to know more and more the details of His life and what He is up to in His Kingdom and what’s going on all around me. God wants me to enjoy the ice cream I’m licking and talk to Him about—because God loves good things and wants me to love them too. God wants me to be aware of the person near me who was hurting—because when they hurt, God hurts too and maybe He wants me to whisper a word of encouragement to them on His behalf.
Everyday moments, every day, wherever we find ourselves—those are the times and places God wants us to have conversation with Him.
Practice talking to God throughout your day this week. Remember, you can talk to God about anything and everything!
Perhaps write some of your conversations down and review them at the end of the week. See how many different things you talk to God about on a daily basis.