Do you like to play at the park? The swings, the bouncing animals and the slides are fun. Running with friends, being noisy, and getting dirty can make you thirsty. When you are tired and really want a soda or ice cream, what do you do? You ask your daddy or mommy, right?
Out of all the grown-ups at the park, you know the ones who are “yours”–and they know you! That is just how God wants you to feel about Him. He knows you by name. He wants you to talk to Him about everything–hurts, hopes, needs and wants. In Romans 8:15, the Apostle Paul said that we are like God’s adopted children who can call him “Abba, Father.”
“Abba” is like saying, “Daddy.” Praying is just talking with Daddy-God. I like to use the word PRAY to remind me what I want to say.
“P” is for praising God.
“R” reminds me to repent–(agree with God about the wrong things I have done).
“A” tells me to ask Him for the things I need.
“Y” is “yield”–which means letting God choose what I need and when I get it.
What will you talk to Abba about?