Question: What’s the difference between a prayer at church and a prayer at the casino?
Answer: The guy who prays in the casino does so with much more intensity.
Unfortunately, the only time most of us engage in prayer is when we are desperate for healing, forgiveness, or a miracle. I love these words, which I recently read in my daily devotions: “The purpose of prayer is that we get ahold of God, not ahold of an answer” (Oswald Chambers).
Paul said, “In everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
Did you catch Paul’s word – everything? Those who only pray during a crisis don’t really know the one to whom they are praying.
Recovery Step: It is when you seek the presence of God more than the presents of God that you truly touch his heart. May you seek him now.