I have been doing a lot of reflection on prayer. And I have come to the conclusion that we complicate prayer way too much. The reality is that God calls us to have a simple faith. And that he calls us to simply pray. God calls us to have simple trust in him. And so today I want to share the key foundation of simply praying. And this simple foundation is the foundation that we use to pray for ourselves and when praying for others.
And the simple foundation of prayer for us is… “God I need your help!”
And the simple foundation of prayer for others… “God, they need your help!”
And when we ask God for help, we ask him for the kind of help we need. Do we need wisdom, revelation, comfort, strength, healing, deliverance, protection, direction, forgiveness, joy, peace, provision etc. And again, when we ask God to help others – we ask him to provide them with the help they need – wisdom, revelation, comfort, strength, healing, deliverance, protection, direction, forgiveness, joy, peace, provision etc.
While the idea of prayer is really simple – putting it into action is harder. After all, who amongst us likes to admit we need help or got it wrong?