Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday.
Today's devotional on prayer was another good one. I'm sure all of us grew up praying and learning that we pray to God whenever we want to talk to Him. I didn't, however, realize that we are called to pray and that to have a more intimate and deepened relationship with God, we need to pray often and throughout each day.
I really liked Jennifer's list of things we can and should pray about and for. I also liked in today's youtube video how Jennifer says that sometimes she feels like God is all-knowing and that she doesn't feel like she needs to explain what's going on in her life, but when she does she experiences incredible things and it deepens her intimacy with God. I often feel like that, but today's topic opened my eyes that I need to be praying to God for all of those things I think He already knows.
Another thing I struggle with is praying for myself. For the last probably ten years I have always prayed for others - for the safety and health of my family, and for others who need prayer. I almost felt like that if I continually prayed to God for myself I would be selfish. I now understand the importance of praying for myself.
Has prayer always come easy to you? Or have you struggled in ways?