God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
The power of prayer is amazing.
In the past whenever I came to a hardship that needed work (I’ve written about hardships that needed grieving here) I would take charge and think “I need to do this myself! God can’t be bothered.”
Then a hardship hit, one that I could not fix on my own authority. Immediately I went to the Cross. I prayed Philippians 4:7 over and over again as I anticipated the next moment.
To anyone who was walking by, however, I might not have “looked” to be in prayer. I was just sitting at my desk. Waiting. Whispering the verse out loud; over and over and over again.
I know this was worship in my spirit and Truth because I was reciting God’s word back to Him, reminding Him of His promises.
The Psalms are a great way to look at worshipping in the Spirit and Truth–they are filled with cries of “Remember, O Lord!”
God is so much bigger than we can imagine, He is so much better than we will ever truly realize, and He is our Good Good Father. My prayer for you all today is that you find Truth in the Word of God and pray with open hearts, genuinely allowing yourself to pour out to Him who loves you.
PS: Sometimes I start my prayer/meditation time with Psalm 139 because how can you go wrong with that? Feel free to try reading it before your next prayer!