Pocket Sized Thoughts – Prayer – Part 1

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

This is the basis and where all true prayer begins, that is, a consciousness of God. Need can be a motivation for prayer, but prayer really starts by being aware of who God is. Without this consciousness of God, prayer may only be a vague wish. Having become aware of God, James encourages us to draw near to Him. God does not want us to stand afar off, but to come ever closer. But, in addition, there is also a promise in these words. As we draw near to God, amazingly, He draws near to us. He actually comes to meet us; not with anger, or judgment, but in a loving desire to help, comfort and strengthen us, particularly in the area of praying. What a great encouragement this is to exercise ourselves more in this great realm of prayer.

PRAYER :- “Lord, help me to lay aside every other thought that, as I draw near to you, You want to be with me.”