Prayer – Being Present in the Presence of God


How would you define prayer?

You may say, “Prayer is to talk to God, to bring to Him your needs and requests.”  That is part of prayer, but it’s more than that. 

The Old Testament tabernacle was where God and man met together.  Prayer is not just an action, it’s a meeting, an encounter.  Prayer is not primarily about saying words or performing an act.  It’s the dwelling of God and man together.  The deepest part of prayer is being present in the presence of God.  Being present is more than just saying the words of a prayer or singing the words of a song and then being finished with it.  Prayer is to dwell in the presence of God.

The heart of prayer is:

            To abide in His abiding.

            To rest in His resting.

            To remain in His remaining.

            To dwell in His dwelling.

            To inhabit His habitation.

To know what prayer truly is, dwell in His dwelling, abide in His abiding, and inhabit His habitation.

From:  Book of Mysteries, by Jonathan Cahn