"Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts." - Mother Teresa

Many Christians, nay religious people, have this misunderstanding of praying as moments spent on telling God about our needs, our worries, our concerns, our anxieties, our life challenges and all similar things. No, prayer is much more than that. Prayer is really an encounter between the All-knowing God, who is our Father, and His children. It is an occasion to express our intimate union and relationship with God. So we approach fully aware of His power and love. We go to Him in acknowledgement of our weaknesses, limitations and sins; but with trust in His merciful compassion. In prayer we surrender our will to the Will of God, we surrender our weaknesses and limitations to His awesome power, and we surrender our past, present and future into His able Hands. In prayer we are like a child totally dependent on the parents. Being able to surrender is very crucial in prayer. This attitude of surrendering disposes us to listen and to hear Him in the silence of our hearts.

Lord, take away my pride and fill me with the Spirit of humility that I may both surrender to Your Will in my life. Amen.