I love you, O Lord, my strength.
Prayer is all about love. It's loving Jesus.
Yes, prayer is also asking for needs, interceding for others, confessing sins, giving thanks, adoring God. But the heart and soul of prayer is love.
Prayer is about two persons in love. One of those persons is God! He loves us perfectly, immeasurably, outlandishly. And we are falling in love more and more. Prayer is the overflow of this love relationship. Prayer is the expression of this love relationship. Prayer is the cultivation of this love relationship.
Lovers talk. Lovers hang out together. Lovers enjoy each other's presence. This is how God feels about you. Ideally, this is the way we are beginning to feel about God.
David felt it. Oh, did he ever! Do you feel it? Are you beginning to feel it? Deep within your heart, the stirrings of love? This yearning for God? This desire? This passion?
Prayer is all about love. Not duty. Not obligation. Not religious ritual. But love. Love like we've never known.
"I love you, O Lord, my strength."