Prayer is a two-way conversation with God ~ you talk, He listens then He talks, you listen.
When we pray, we benefit more from the time in His presence ~ listening ~ than we do from getting our prayers answered.
When we sit ~ when we wait ~ when we listen to Him, the peace and joy of being in His presence is often times more sweet ~ more precious than the content of the conversation.
There is nothing like sitting with my LORD, pouring out my heart and asking my questions, then waiting for His response.
His nods let me know He’s listening ~
His words of comfort and mercy let me know He has heard my heart ~
His words of correction let me know He is helping my heart to be His ~
His answers to my questions let me know I can know Him, His ways, His thoughts ~
Just as He knows me, my ways, my thoughts.
I see the compassionate tears in His eyes as we talk about my hurts.
I see His righteous anger over injustices I’ve done and had done to me.
I see His loving censure as He corrects my disobedience.
I look into His eyes ~ I listen to his voice ~ I learn His body language ~
I begin to know my God and be known by Him as we sit and have conversation.