W͟h͟e͟r͟e͟ i͟n͟t͟i͟m͟a͟c͟ ͟y i͟s͟ f͟o͟r͟ ͟ge͟d͟
Since I was a little girl I have loved corporate prayer. Sunday morning you’d find me at the intercession meetings (with all the adults) and Wednesdays I’d be at the church prayer meetings. Worship and prayer – I’ve always loved it. Corporately and privately.
There’s something special about having a conversation with God when no one is around. My prayers tend to be different, more intimate. I don’t have to be cautious with the words I use, it’s ok if I forget the right word to use and stutter, and I can pray for anyone without breaking confidentiality.
The best conversations I have with God are when it’s just me and Him. I’ve cried, laughed, screamed, and smiled. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒅 – in the moments where no one else knows I pray.
Prayer is not just about asking God for things. Prayer should be a conversation between you and your Father. Our God is not dead. He is alive and desires to interact with you. He longs to speak with you. He loves hearing you share things with Him, but He now wants the opportunity to respond to your heart’s cries.
Corporate prayer is awesome. God always moves. Where two or three are gathered, He is there. But, it shouldn’t replace our one-on-one time with our Father. 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒄𝒚 is born, developed, and maintained in private; much like a marriage.
Do you find yourself praying with others, but not so much privately?
𝑮𝒐𝒅’𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈. Will you answer?