My prayer life is best illustrated by this example from the book entitled Prayer written by Ole Hallesby. In the book he relates the following interaction between him and his son:
"My little boy came in one day and stuck his little head into the doorway of my study. Now he knew that he was not supposed to disturb me during working hours. And his conscience troubled him a little on account of this. But he looked at me nevertheless with his kind, round baby eyes and said, "Papa, dear, I will sit still all the time if you will only let me be here with you!"
That he received permission when he approached my father-heart in that way, every father knows.
That little experience gave me a great deal to think about.
Is not that just the way we often feel with regard to our heavenly Father? We do so love to be with him, just to be in his presence! Moreover, we never disturb him, no matter when we come nor how often we come!
We pray to God. We speak to him about everything we have on our minds both concerning others and ourselves. There come times, not so seldom with me at least, when I have nothing more to tell God. ...(We)...have nothing more to say to thee, but I do love to be in they presence."
That sort of describes my relationship with God. Most of the time I have very little to say. I offer up my list of things that I need to pray about and then I simply just want to sit there and be in God's presence.
What about you. What is your prayer relationship with God like? More talkative and active or more quiet and contemplative? Share you thoughts with a comment below.