Prayer begins with communicating with a God who, although you have never seen Him, is there – a God who “a rewarder of those who seek Him.” And what kind of a God is He? What is He called in Matthew 6:9? “Our Father.”
Oh, Beloved, do you see it? You are not coming to some remote, untouchable, indifferent Sovereign. You are coming to a Father, a Father with children, a Father who loves, who cares, who longs to have fellowship with His children. Why don’t you take a few minutes and talk to Him as a child talks to his or her father?
“But, Kay”, you may say, “my father never talked to me, never cared for me, so how can I talk to God as a Father?” Even though you may have had that kind of father, didn’t you long for one who was loving, affectionate, caring, and accessible? Of course you did. Well, there He is, in heaven, waiting for you to talk to Him.
Spill it all out…aloud. Tell Him what you think about Him as a Father. Tell him your fears, your hopes, your expectations. Tell Him what you long for in a relationship. Then ask Him what He longs for…and listen carefully. Give Him time to speak; then write down what comes to your mind.
From the book, Lord Teach Me to Pray in 28 days by Kay Arthur.