Enjoyable Prayer, Part 3

I love art in almost any form. Let me read your favorite lyrics or show me your child’s Sculpey turtle and I will probably love it. Recently, I dragged my boyfriend to a local art museum and he patiently waited as I marveled at my favorite painting…for nearly an hour.

I just have to believe that a God who would create so many enjoyable, beautiful things (maybe for you it is a sunset or an instrument or a sport) would be interesting and beautiful Himself. David seemed to think so when he said:

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4

I’ve found that the more I look at God and wonder at His attributes not only does He seem more beautiful to me, but prayer becomes more enjoyable. I used to be resigned that the world gets to do “all the fun stuff” and I have to be the good little Christian girl who never has any fun. Not anymore; now I wonder if the world will ever know that all the pleasures they enjoy came from a much more enjoyable God.

So, in conclusion, I guess my answer to, “How do I make prayer enjoyable?” is this: sit before God and let Him tell you who you are; meditate on who He is: His character, His attributes; ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Then you will begin to find Him so irresistible that you will want to commune with Him, pray with Him, and spend time with Him.

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3 thoughts on “Enjoyable Prayer, Part 3

  1. I admit to getting frustrated by my Quiet Time on occasion. The whole talking to the ceiling factor can drag after a while. I like to mix it up with prayer, worship and Bible reading. Even at times when we don’t feel God it’s nice to hear our prayers being answered.

    Like the blog. Keep at it

  2. you truly have a gift lys. I love your heart and the truth that is expressed in your writing….writing is so funny because you can have a preconceived idea about somebody and then you read their writing and are undone with amazement…you truly are beautiful….

  3. Pingback: Série de Prière: Intercession (Part 1) « it’s a new day

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