God, our Friend

John 15:12-15

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 

Thought for the Day:  God is our Friend

How do we talk to God through our prayers? That is a question I asked myself after reading “The Upper Room” devotional today.  Do I talk to God as a father? Do I talk to God as a distant being? Do I talk to God as a friend?  Then, I questioned about how I take part in my prayer time.  Do I tell God about all my problems and leave it there?  Do I say my thanks and then go on with my day?  Do I spend the time with God as in the way we talk to a friend, conversing and listening?

The reading from “The Upper Room” this morning was about an elderly woman who was admired by visiting pastors because of how she prayed.  She prayed as if God was her best friend and that they had a great friendship relationship.  Isn’t that how our prayers should be and shouldn’t this be the type of relationship each of us has with God.  If we have this relationship with God, we can tell Him anything and we can listen and know He is the most special friend we can have.

Prayer: God, thank you for being our best friend. Please teach us how to talk and listen to you as the greatest friend and father.  Help us make our relationship with you more special and more like you would have it be.  Amen.

Prayer Focus: Praying

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