I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. … — John 15:15 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource The Power of Being Thankful – by Joyce Meyer
One of the biggest keys to effective prayer is approaching God as a friend, because that is who you are (see John 15:15). When we go to God believing that He sees us as His friends, countless new wonders are opened to us. We experience real freedom and boldness, which are both priceless gifts to be grateful for.
If we do not know God as a friend, we’ll be hesitant, not bold, in asking for what we need. But if we go to Him as our friend—without losing our awe of Him—our prayers will stay fresh, exciting, and intimate.
A friendship is about loving and being loved. It means knowing that God is on your side, wanting to help you, cheering you on, and always working things together for your good.
Today, know that God loves you deeply and wants your friendship more than anything.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for calling me Your friend. Help me to come to You confidently, knowing that You love me and You are for me. Thank You that I’m never alone, because You’re always with me. In Jesus’ Name, amen.