I know you are going to wonder — what in the world this has to do with prayer? But watch…and laugh.
So what does that have to do with prayer? Sometimes communication is hard work, and even with hard work we don’t always communicate. We think what we are saying is perfectly clear and we are quite positive that understanding has been achieved. We’ve spoken the right words, at the right time, in the right order, with the right intonation. Surely we have a connection, a melding of the minds, a clarity of mutual understanding. Only to find down the road…it’s not communication, it’s comedy.
So we begin to think that effective prayer requires proper communication. We need the right words, spoken at the right time, in the right way, with the right intonation…or else our prayers will not be heard, not be understood.
But here is the good news when it comes to prayer — Jesus words are recorded in Matthew 6:7-8 —
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
He knows what you need. He knows what is on your heart. You cannot miscommunicate with God. He will not misunderstand. You do not have an accent with your Father God. He knows what you need. He knows what you are saying. He knows what you would like to say, if you only knew the right words to say it. He interprets your groans with clarity. He knows.
So when you pray, relax. You do not need to search for the right word. There is no wrong time. There is no wrong way. He loves all the intonations you can find. Just bring Him your heart and talk to Him. Pray.