Talking with God

Luke 11:5-13

One of the sessions I do with premarital couples is on the topic of communication. While commitment is the foundation of a marriage (or any relationship, for that matter), communication makes up the walls or pillars that hold everything else up. Without good communication, a relationship will fall apart. The same is true of our relationships with God. Put simply, we need good communication with God. We can’t just talk to him. Instead, eventually, we need to talk with him, and that’s where this second kind of praying, which we’ll look at today, comes in.

If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series or where we’re heading with the spiritual disciplines, check out John Mark Comer’s new book Practicing the Way. For the discipline of prayer specifically, I’d recommend Tyler Staton’s book Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools or Richard Foster’s timeless classic Prayer.