Do you pray? Answer honestly. Do you really pray? Have you ever gone to God probably as your last resort and wept to Him, calling on Him, because there isn’t anyone or anywhere else you can go?

If you’re a parent, you have probably realized that this is all you have. You can teach your children with words or by example. You can show them you mess up too and ask for forgiveness. You can talk with them until you’re ‘blue in the face,’ but they still may not get it.

If you have ever been sick, really sick, or in tremendous pain, you have probably prayed. If you’ve ever had a loved one close to death, you’ve probably prayed.

But, I don’t think we truly realize how powerful this word is for us. It is a pathway to our Creator, our Sustainer, our Rock! It is a way of talking with our Great Physician, our Counselor, our Light. He wants to hear from us, His creation, His children. Even though He knows what we want and need before we ask, He wants us to come to Him with all we have, and sometimes that ‘all we have’ is nothing but our tears and crying out without words. But thanks be to Him because as Christ followers, we have the Holy Spirit who talks to God for us when we cannot find the words (Romans 8:26).

I’ve been there. Where all I can do is weep to God. If you’ve lived long enough, you probably have too. Aren’t you glad we have a God who loves us so much! Listen and look for Him today.

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