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Can I Pray Like, “Hey Lord, It’s Me, Fred!”

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I recently received a question from a reader that I thought would make a great blog post because it’s such a common question: Should I talk to God like I talk to anybody else? Or should I use prettier words?

The bottom line is that prayer is talking, asking, and conversing with God. He knows your heart and your thoughts. He gave you your personality and He’s aware of your attitudes, so why wear a mask? Why use “special” language with God?

Don’t misunderstand, I do think our holy God deserves reverence in the same way our earthly fathers deserve our respect. I don’t like phrases like “the man upstairs” any more than I like it when people call their Dads “my old man.” Show some basic respect.

Nevertheless, think about this. Maybe if we prayed to God the same way we talked to other people (with some respect, of course), then maybe we’d talk to Him more often?

Thoughts?

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  • http://talkwiththelord.blogspot.com/ G. Hubbard

    Brandon you struck gold…talking with God is just like talking to a friendly neighbor living on the street where you live. He is not hard to talk with. Think about His feet hitting the same concrete as yours. I am going to pass this on to our Talk To The Lord group. We,like you feel we should talk with The Lord on a daily basis on things happening in our everyday life. Brandon,, we are a free,open to all anywhere. Monthly neighborhood meetings of 3-4 friends .Groups are formed to inspire all to talk with the Lord. For free info G. Hubbard.P.O..Box 2232, Ponte Vedra, FL 32004 More on our blog. .http://talkwththelord.blogspot.com/ P.S. Be brief and simple ..good for asking questions,too
    .-= G. Hubbard´s last blog ..TALK WITH THE LORD DAILY =-.

    • http://www.brandonacox.com Brandon

      I’m glad we agree and I hope your group finds it helpful!

    • Nn

      who is ‘he’? and why would i talk to an invisible imaginery Male?evreyday? psychosis much?

      • http://brandonacox.com Brandon A. Cox

        Which is more psychotic? To talk to an invisible being for whom there is an abundance of physical evidence? Or to conclude that the only things real are the things which can be seen and touched? Billions of people must be completely insane to believe there is a Creator behind creation who just might be available to have a conversation with His creatures.

  • http://KnowtheNetwork.com Keith

    I couldn’t agree more! As you said, he already knows me why not just be honest about who I am and what I struggle with… then of course listen.

    • http://brandonacox.com Brandon A. Cox

      Bingo!