Many times we turn prayer into a one way wish list. We do all the talking and do not give God a chance to get a word in edgewise.
We present our case. We present our plan. We tell Him exactly how we think He should work. We give Him the timeframes of when we want it (usually now). We move on. If He does not do what we want when we want it, we may complain and get more prayer partners to yell louder.
Jesus modeled for us the kind of real communication God wants. A loving conversation of agreement.
Instead of trying to get God to agree with us, our goal should be to agree with Him. We seek to put our spirit into complete alignment with Him until we say back to Him what He says to us.
Try it. Hear what God has said. His Word never changes. If He ever said it before, He is saying it now. He will say the same thing in the future.
Know He is talking to you now.
Then respond, confirming you believe Him. No matter how much chaos is in your life, just believe Him, not your circumstances.
He is The Only Truth. He will never change. He is solid. He is here for you now.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Answer, “I am still. I know You are God.”
“Surely I am with you always.”
Answer, “You are with me always. I am with You always.”
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Answer, “Your Presence is with me right now and ever shall be. You give me rest”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Answer, “I am strong. I am courageous. I am not afraid. I am not discouraged. You are with me wherever I go.”
You will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because they trust in You.
Answer, “I have Perfect Peace. My mind is stayed on You. I trust You.”