...with the Father Entreaty – appeal – plea – REQUEST – desire – HOPE – all synonyms for PRAYER defined as a spoken or unspoken address to God. It may express praise, thanksgiving, confession, or a request for something such as help or somebody’s well-being.

I think of prayer as simply having a conversation with the Father.

I remember as a little girl having conversations with my dad. Our conversations mostly involved me asking lots of questions and listening to my wise dad for answers. He had such patience with all my questions. I remember we would watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Whether we were watching football, basketball, baseball or even wrestling, I always had lots of questions for my dad. He would not get frustrated with me or tell me to go play somewhere else. He would so lovingly answer all my questions. Those are very good memories.

Just as I had those conversations with my dad filled with many questions, I know that I can have conversations with the Father and also ask a myriad of questions. As I trusted my dad to have answers to the questions I asked him, I trust that my Heavenly Father has answers to every question I have for Him. Father God is all-knowing…He is the Creator and He does know best. I am reminded of Isaiah 55:8, which says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.”

What’s on your heart today? Do you have a desire or plea? Do you need hope? Do you have a question that needs an answer? When is the last time you simply had a conversation with the Father?

How about NOW… the Father is waiting to have a conversation with YOU…

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for those who desire a conversation with You. I pray that they would know that You desire to have conversation and fellowship with them. I pray that they would make time to sit in your presence and to hear Your heart. Father, encourage Your children today. May they trust that You have the answers they’re looking for. May they be strengthened as they seek You with all their heart. In Jesus Name, Amen!

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