Do you ever wonder if God gets bored with our prayers?
I know I do.
A confession like that from a pastor might sound odd. But it’s true.
If my prayers are all fluff and stuff, lacking substance or direction: what’s the point?
They begin to sound as meaningful as Charlie Brown’s teacher, “Wah, wah, wah wah wah wah.”
Jesus had an encounter with a blind man. He looked at the blind man and asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51ff)
The man didn’t hem and haw. He didn’t talk around the issue. He didn’t try to butter Jesus up to get him to do “whatever.”
To Jesus’ direct question, the man replied directly, “I want to see.” And that’s just what he got.
God doesn’t want us to hem and haw, dance around the issue, or butter him up.
God speaks us to directly because he loves us.
Why would we do any less?