I cannot separate prayer from intimacy with God. Can we acknowledge that:
He knows everything, from beginning to end?
His plan is best?
He is fully able and willing to do all He has promised?
If these are true, He does not need my counsel or strategy or help. I need Him! I need His wisdom and perspective. I need His plan and leave second best behind. I need His strength and faithfulness to guide and lead. In short, I get to know His heart when I pray.
Yes, I ask, seek and knock; but in the asking and seeking and knocking, I trust and surrender, letting Him put my heart in order with His. I acknowledge that in every situation, He is more than enough. Prayer leads me to the truth that He is all I need. I authentically come and He faithfully answers.