Prayer is not magic.
Prayer is not a Christmas wish list.
Prayer is not a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Prayer is not a way to shape God into our image.
Prayer is saying, “God, I cannot do this.”
“God, I need you to walk with me through this.”
“God, I do not understand this.”
“God, I am scared.”
I do not always get what I ask for when I pray. Yet I will still pray. Because The One to whom I pray is never absent. The One to whom I pray is ever-present and ever-comforting. The One to whom I pray never leaves me alone.
“I lift my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven of earth.”