Journaling Lent: Day 13, The Purpose of Prayer

I Often feel like my prayers are one-sided. I talk but does God talk back?

I pour my heart out. I ask for help and needs for myself and the people I care about. I sometimes ramble or go on about my day.

Do I hear God? Does he respond? 

"Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God…"  

But does God speak to me? Can God speak to me like he does to those in the Bible? 

Do I listen? 

have you ever had a conversation with someone and they barely respond? Have you ever been in a conversation for the other person does all the talking and then before you know it to have to leave or get off the phone? 

How often have I done that with God? 

Do you ever let God respond?

Communicate with Him. Talk with Him. Pray to Him. Then stop - and listen. 

Give him a chance to respond. Sit in the quiet and wait.

God is still speaking. ..Will you hear Him?