Simple devotions can be an easy, but great way to connect with God each day. Short simple devotions, just like this one, are written by everyday Christian writers, and help show us reasons why the Bible is relevant in day to day life.


Meeting God in Prayer

Prayer is a gift– a time when we can go to God with our needs and our sorrows. But, it’s also a time when we’re able to come into the presence of the Creator of the Universe and just be with him.

McKenzie reminds us of the importance of remembering that God is with us when we pray and using our prayer time to let the Spirit teach us more about him.

Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” 

Written by McKenzie Mitchell

Lately, I’ve been focused on praying to God in truth. I find there’s a temptation to call on what I want God to be like, rather than who he is. For instance, wanting him to be different than how he describes himself in his word. Or, thinking he agrees with my behaviors when, according to scripture, he wouldn’t. I love the gift of prayer, but I want to address God properly, as he is. Like the psalmist, asking me to call on him in truth. 

Sometimes I’m convicted about the way I pray. I want to properly assess our relationship— as much as I can, as a human: remembering to give thanks, extolling him, or thinking about his various blessings. Prayer isn’t a one-way street but a two-way street. Funnily enough, I have to remind myself that I’m not the only one in this relationship— God meets me there. I’m trying to pray more intentionally, asking the Holy Spirit to work in my life, and open my heart to God’s word. It is challenging, but I find that this leads to a more intimate and effective prayer life.

Why It Matters

If prayer is a ‘weapon,’ then it is worth learning how to use it properly (so I don’t get hurt or hurt others). I hope to keep in mind that God is God, and I am not. Growing in prayer is a process though, and God is gracious to us day after day. 


Do you ever need some good Bible verses to reflect on? We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite short, simple devotions to help you better connect with God in the everyday moments. See this link to check them out!