So Many Questions

A quick Google search gives us an overwhelming number of answers to the question, what is prayer?

Prayer is an open honest conversation with God. It is NOT a magical, one-sided wish list. If we are honest, I think most of us have pondered one or more of the following questions.

  • Why should I pray?
  • How do I pray?
  • How often should I pray?
  • How long should my prayers last?
  • Do I have to pray out loud?
  • Is writing my prayers in a journal ok?
  • Will God really answer prayers?
  • Is God even listening?
  • How do I know when a prayer has been answered?
  • Do “good” Christians hear God speaking in an audible voice?
  • Is it better to pray alone or with others?
  • When should I begin teaching my children about prayer?
  • Do I REALLY have to pray for my enemies?
  • What if God never answers my prayer for _____ ?

Dear reader, I do not have all the answers, but God does. As you ABIDE in Him He will begin to give you supernatural understanding of things that used to be “too hard” or “too confusing”. With ABIDING, comes peace, patience & understanding.

Have a blessed week!


  1. Jan, I loved that you googled and found all these questions. I am always amazed at the questions google raises when I “research” a topic. I am so grateful our prayers are heard by God, who holds every answer and is deeply concerned with the details of our lives.

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  2. I could hear me askimg every one of those questions at one point. I am slowly learning that I will never know all the answers till heaven and have to trust and go with the flow. Returning the visit. Your neighbour at #4

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  3. Is our prayer celebratory,
    like David’s dance and song,
    or is it more like EOD,
    you die, getting it wrong?
    Does God sit with pen in hand,
    a notebook on the table,
    grading what we understand
    and to what degree we’re able
    to sit in contemplation,
    getting form exactly right…
    if that is the situation,
    then for me it is Good Night,
    unless one of the Golden Rules
    is that God’s love takes in fools.

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  4. Beautiful and simple. Sometimes I think of prayer as trying to find that feeling of being in His company — that raises all of those questions, “how do you do it?”, it also harmonises with your “abide” — just rest, just be with Him. Very easy when it works.

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  5. I love your conclusion that abiding in him will help us with all of the above. We just aren’t capable of figuring out everything with our own brain power; we need the Spirit of God to guide us in these hard things. Glad you linked this at our One Word linkup!

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