…I’ve said this numerous times in my life…or “Dear Lord Jesus” or “Dear God”…an opening to prayer. A familiar greeting such as an opening to a letter.
What I realized one day as I reflected on who my God is to me…I’m addressing God as I would in a letter…it’s just an opening greeting.
Even though my prayers often begin with thankfulness to God for who He is…I wasn’t thinking about who I was addressing in my opening line-just saying the words.
This really took me back and I spent a week reflecting on this…to think about the relationship God desires with me as His child.
It’s taking practice. What I’m doing is taking a moment before opening in prayer to reflect on who God is to me…what God means to me…the fact that He’s right there with me in that moment and always…and then I begin to pray with the renewed head and heart knowledge of who I am talking to instead of addressing God like the opening of a letter.
Is this something you can relate to?