What do you like to talk to your best friends about?
Have you ever thought about talking to God about any of these things?
One of the best things about good friends is that they are always there for us when we need them. God is always there for us too, and he loves it when we take time out to talk to him.
Jesus said this when he taught his disciples to pray to his Father, God:
When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
Matthew 6: 6-8
God doesn't need our prayers to be long, complicated or to use big words, he wants us to come just as we are, and to tell him what we are thinking about and what we are feeling. What would you like to talk to God about?
Find a place in your house where you can be quiet and spend time with God. Maybe it is on your bedroom floor, your favourite seat in the lounge or a sunny spot in the garden. Try and go to that place 4 times this week and each time talk to God about something important to you.
Dear God, thank you that I can always come and talk to you. Amen