You go to the store to pick up some groceries for the week. While you’re at the store, you see an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time. It would be odd if you would close your eyes, bow your head, and put your hands together when having a conversation that friend. You simply would have a conversation.

People have made prayer an event when in actuality, it’s just a conversation between us and God. The same way we would speak to someone in the natural is the same way we can speak to God. Nowhere in the Bible does God require some of the things people consider to be prayer. Our face doesn’t have to literally be on the ground, we don’t have to bend our knees, and we don’t have to sound sophisticated when we pray. Some may say it’s a sign of humility to God when doing those things. That may be true, but it’s not a requirement. God simply wants casual communication with His creation.

If we want to hear God more clearly, it would be in our best interests to be in a quiet place, but if we’re intentional and know the voice of God, we can hear God in any setting. People of God, seek God through prayer and don’t make it so complicated. He only wants to hear from you.

John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.