Matthew 6:6 (ESV)
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Robert A.Cook, president of The King's College in New York, was speaking at the Moody Bible Institute some years ago. He was saying that the day before, he had been at a gathering in Washington and had talked with Vice President George Bush. And went on to say that he later spoke briefly with President Ronald Reagan.
Then smiling, Cook said, "But that's nothing! Today, I talked with God!"
If we really understood what an amazing privilege it is that the Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, Ruler of all, Perfect in holiness and righteousness, the One and Only completely and totally just, loving, merciful, omnipotent and omnipresent God -- calls us His children and cares for our every little need, I think we would give Him a lot more time of day.
We so often fail to give God the glory He deserves! When we pray our next prayer, let's keep in mind precisely who it is we're talking to!
Dear Lord, help us to always remember what a privilege we have to come to You in prayer. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.