Prayer can be something that sounds so simple in theory, but also very intimidating for some people. After all, you are speaking directly to the creator of the entire universe who controls everything that happens throughout the course of our life. We are given this ability to speak directly to God because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, whereas those in the Old Testament had to have a go-between, in the form of a priest or prophet, to speak to the Lord.
Sometimes, when we start thinking about prayer, we begin to worry or get anxious about saying the right words to God at the right time, instead of just going to him to share what we are struggling with, the emotions we are feeling, or the situations that we find ourselves in. Scripture continually reminds us that we need to be in prayer consistently throughout our day. Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” And Colossians 4:2 states, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” When you go into every place or situation praying, you're going to start recognizing that God is planting opportunities for you to share the real life that's inside of you. And when that happens, you're going to start recognizing that life isn't random at all, and life is full of opportunities that are appointed for you to change someone else’s life.
Discussion/Reflection Question: Do you ever get intimidated by prayer? In what places or situations do you find prayer most difficult?