I was instantly convicted. How often do I just treat God as a divine vending machine – sticking my quarters in (a.k.a saying a quick prayer) when I want something?
Or am I coming to Him in prayer just to bow at His feet and worship Him for His character?
Am I coming to Him simply to praise Him for the work He accomplished on the cross?
Am I coming to Him aware that He is sovereign and asking for His will to be done?
I am afraid too often my prayer is overflowing with my needs and wants. Too often I focus more on the food that I am praying, for than the One I am praying to.
Prayer is our daily sustenance. It is more necessary than any earthly meal. We should approach the throne eagerly and regularly. We are called to come before the Lord simply to praise and worship.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.