How often do we talk to God? This dialogue with him is simply called prayer. As a Pentecostal people we believe in a vibrant relationship with a living God and so we should be talking with him regularly, or even unceasingly, as the apostle Paul described in his letter to the Thessalonian church (1 Thes. 5:17). Every relationship that is to develop requires time and effort and this includes our heavenly relationship.

To whom do you pray, and does it matter? We have three separate persons in a Trinitarian God head who are each equally God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If you pray only to one which one and why? How about speaking with all three and expanding your dialogue with each. God is so incredible, and we have the most amazing privilege of access to a God who longs for us to speak with him. Of the three mono-theistic religions Judaism and Islam do not have a living relationship with a living God. Only Christianity enables that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

This next season will see us as a church focus on prayer. I long for this to be the focus of everything we do and that we will increase our praying as individual disciples and as a gathered body of saints. I urge you to prioritise our monthly prayer meeting in your diaries.

Blessings, Alan