Indeed prayer is thee most important form of communication, we as mortals have and share with our creator, our Lord Almighty God.
We pray for our needs. We offer prayers of thanksgiving. We pray for compassion. We give prayers of praise. Sometimes we just pray to have someone to talk to and share things with. Our reasons for prayer, can be as varied or as simple as we make them.
When you pray for your needs, though you might say you will wait upon God’s will for an answer, usually you are thinking, now, or as soon as possible. You give no consideration as to how God views such prayers.
Praying Require Patience.
Think of God as being the head doctor of the Emergency/Trauma department in the most busiest hospital of the highest populated city in the world, and God is the only one handling "Triage" meaning God views each person’s sickness or injury and then assess the severity of each person’s needs for billions of people every minute of every day. God does not view it as a first come first served situation but treats each circumstance according to the severity. In other words you might just have to exercise patience and wait till someone can get to you.
God knows your needs. God hears your needs, but, are your need as you see them, really what you truly need, or would something different something better fit your situation. God has to decide also who else might become involved or needed and how to bring these people together to help.
Are you aware that communication especially with God requires the usage of all five of your God blest senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch? It’s true!
For example: Your on your knees in prayer and your crying out to God about your need for a new car, or maybe the funds to fix the old one, and God is listening as you go on and on. Suddenly God interrupts your prayer to tell you to listen or smell because while you were so deep in prayer, you managed to burn dinner and the smoke alarm starts to sound as the apartment or house fills up with smoke. Your spouse will soon be home and you’ve ruined dinner.
Ambling on and on in prayer prevents God from helping you with the real problems. God will patiently listen to each and every word you have to say. God loves listening to our prayers, but ambling hinders our prayer, and hinders God responding.
It is also extremely important for us to realize that if we seek to truly communicate with God, communication also requires us to stop praying be patient and listen for God to answer, or watch God go to work to solve the problem. A simple prayer, concise and to the point is what God needs to hear to begin solving the problem at hand.
If we continuously amble on in prayer and never pause for God to respond, how will we ever receive or understand, that which God wishes to communicate to us.
I love communicating with God. It is my most favorite thing to do. I often draw my inspiration for God’s Hubs simply by going for a walk and inviting God to join me, because then we can visit and talk together just like two friends out for a walk or a husband and wife just out for a stroll.
It is these times I enjoy the most for then I listen more than talk, and I can see and smell and hear and maybe even taste what God wants me to experience, like maybe some newly grown flowers, some birds chirping, or squirrels playing, or the taste of honeysuckle, or, maple sap dripping from a maple tree during syrup time, feeling the softness of a spring breeze caressing my cheek or the coldness of a gust of winter wind slapping against my face.
Yes it is good to know that I have God on "Speed-dial" when I need him but it is even better to know that we can walk together, enjoy each others company and admire the things together that God created and wishes to communicate with me.