in our prayer time.
As the four girls sat closely on one couch I asked if they could
“feel” each other’s nearness. Did sitting close “feel” different than sitting scattered around the room? Can you “feel” me as I come near you? Do you“feel” the “warmth” of the girl sitting next to you?
James 4: 8 “Come near to God and He will come near to
**This is a promise; we can expect God to be near us when we
Psalm 145: 18 “The Lord is near to all who call on Him in truth.”
Prayer is fellowship with our Creator. He wants us to draw near—to sit on His lap—to talk and to listen—to “feel” His closeness.
Just as the satisfaction of hanging out with a good friend can
bring us a warm fuzzy feeling, so God wants to warm us with His
Luke 24: 32 “They asked each other ‘Were not our hearts burning
within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
We prayed: Father, today as we fellowship with You through prayer, we expect You to be near. We desire to feel Your warmth satisfying our deepest needs. We anticipate being energized by being with You. Amen.