Praying is hard.
I fail at keeping a warm devotional life.
I forget what I asked God for as soon as I pray my requests.
I know a few Christians whose gift is prayer and really love it, but for the rest of us, prayer is a struggle.
Our hope, however is knowing that our prayers don’t have to be perfect to please the Lord.
They can be downright messy.
And having a poor prayer life doesn’t mean God doesn’t love us anymore.
He can’t possible think that, and neither can we.
1. We are never going to be perfect in this life because we still wrestle with remaining sin in our lives.
2. All our prayers, our good works, everything in our lives is mediated through Christ and he makes them perfect and therefore acceptable to God.
God does not find fault with us because we are in Christ.
So prayer instead of being an excruciating exercise is instead a conversation with our Father in heaven who loves us.
Remember that next time you pray.
You come to a Father who is eager to hear you.
Talk to me.