Prayer is more than asking. Prayer is more than praising. Prayer is more than thanking. Prayer is more than requesting or interceding or kneeling or humbling ourselves. Prayer is expecting that God wants us there, expecting that God hears us, and expecting that God will meet us in our prayer time and do what is best for us and those we love.
“Listen to my voice in the morning Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
David’s plea to the Lord was a daily act of faith. Every morning he talked to God and made his requests known to Him. He then waited on God and expected Him to listen to his prayers and answer them. We often treat God as a magician. We tell Him what we want and expect Him to respond immediately, like magic! We don’t wait patiently on Him. Other times we pray to God and don’t even expect Him to hear or answer our prayer. Then we get discouraged and stop asking altogether. We lose our faith in God. Both extremes are wrong. We are to ask God to meet our needs and wait expectantly as David did.
When we wait on the Lord we put our faith, hope, and trust in Him. This act blesses God. He then gives us the grace we need to wait until His answer manifests. We must learn to wait patiently because His timetable is not ours. He knows what’s best for us and that includes the right time. When His timing comes, He will give us a solution better than any we would have thought of on our own.
Take time each morning to stop before His throne, to fill up in His presence, to allow God to pour His life and love into you for the day ahead. That way no matter what happens you will be okay. You will have sufficient fuel to get you through the day. Let God fill you afresh and anew every morning. Take it from me. Running on empty is no way to live. God has a better plan for you. It begins with Him. So, why not BEGIN with Him and then wait expectantly for Him to answer.