Good Morning, Lord!

But Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue." Then the Lord said to him, "Who gives speech to mortals? Who makes them mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak." Exodus 4:10-12 (NRSV)

And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.1 John 5:14 (NRSV)


Al Alexander lives in North Carolina. Last year their church welcomed a new pastor. Al was immediately struck by her approach to morning prayer. She started by saying, "Good morning, Lord." Then she continued her conversation with God. Her way of praying made Al think of prayer in general and how we as Christians communicate with God. Isn't prayer just a conversation? Is kneeling at our bedside or reciting prayers the only way to talk to God? Al doesn't think so; and neither do I. We have conversations every day with our family members, our co-workers, and our friends. Maybe God would like us to think of prayer as that same type of conversation.

Al has now started talking to God in a conversational way. He feels closer and speaks more often to God than he would if he only prayed on his knees morning and night. He can have these prayer conversations as he drives his car, or sits on his deck with a glass of tea, or as he wakes up to another day for a conversation with God.

God is our friend and He enjoys when we take the time to talk to Him. There is nothing too big or too small that He doesn't listen to. And take the time to quiet your mind, because if you listen closely to your thoughts, you just might hear God talking to you.


Prayer: Good morning, Lord! I have much to share with you. Thank you for this time together, in Jesus' name, amen.

P.S. If you need someone to pray for you then just send your request to prayerpastor@gmail.com.



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