There are days when I find myself praying profusely and then there are days that I pray at a bare minimum. Sometimes the intimacy of God is craved and sought after, other times it is simply enough to acknowledge God as real. Prayer is one of the best ways to acknowledge the reality of God because asking precludes that the one being asked is capable of giving.
One of the amazing things about prayer, seeking assistance from God, is that you are able to acknowledge your heartfelt desires to yourself. Prayer shows you how vulnerable and needy you are and helps put your existence into perspective. Fragile as we are, we do but breathe, walk about, see and hear by the grace of God. Prayer is an acknowledgement and an acceptance of this fragility and a way in which the heart finds satisfaction and contentment through God.
Independence is when one relies on God, seeks from God, depends on God and turns to God. For only God is truly independent and if the Original Cause is acknowledged as the source then one doesn’t depend on others in reality, but depends on God. It’s not the mother who nurtures the child, it’s God who nurtures the child through the instrumentation of motherhood. It’s not the employer who pays you your salary in reality. It’s the provisions of God through the instrumentation of a job. If only you can view the world like that you will not be held captive to anyone, to anything or as a result of circumstances. With God is real Freedom. Here’s to praying.