“Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.”  Ex 33:11a ESV

When this Scripture came to my mind, I remembered it as Moses speaking to God as a friend.  It was stunning to read that it was God who spoke to Moses as a friend.  

Prayer is an invitation to come into God’s Presence and experience the intimacy of a conversation with a good friend.  There is nothing like talking to a friend who just gets you.  And this is what God desires prayer to be for us.  It is more than bringing Him a list of things to do for us.  As we draw near to Him, He draws near to us.  As we pour out our heart to Him, He reveals His heart for us.  Prayer is a two-way conversation between soul and Savior where time and eternity meet as friends and heaven comes to earth.

God called Abraham his friend.  He spoke to Moses, face to face as a friend.  Jesus called the disciples his friends.  This is what God longs for—friendship with us—to know and be known.

Today as we pray, let’s lean into this friendship with greater abandon.  Let’s pause our wishing and whining and listen for His whisper.  God is so good, and He has something to say to us, His friends, today.

—Pastor Jenny Baird