The Bible says in Ecclesiastes "God has planted eternity in the human heart." That means you have an eternal soul - that you're going to last longer than just this mortal existence. It means that you have a natural desire and drive that thinks there must be more to life than just this. There has to be an eternity. There's gotta be a God. God wired us to look for him, and to talk with Him.
We're wired for prayer. Your Creator designed you in a way that prayer seems natural. Everybody in the world prays. Buddhists pray, Hindus pray, Muslims pray, Jews pray, Christians pray, secular people pray.
We're not very good at prayer and we know it. In fact, most people feel inadequate about it. "I don't really know what to pray. I don't know how to pray. I don't know how to say it. I don't feel confident." In fact, many of you probably feel very un-confident about praying publicly. If I were to ask you to come to the front of church and lead us in prayer, you'd faint. God doesn't want you to feel that way - inadequate - like your prayers are second class and they're not as good as someone else's prayers.
The fact is: of all the people I've met in my life, I've never met anybody who thought that they were outstanding at prayer. I've never had anybody say,
"I have a PHD in prayer."
"I'm a world-class prayer. "
"I'm a professional prayer."
You don't have to be great at prayer. You don't even have to be so-so. God wants to have a conversation with you - to hear how you are doing. That's what relationships are about: sharing. God wants to have that relationship with you.
That's what we're talking about today. Please watch.