I think the words comfort and joy are in the Christmas Carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
Yet it was those three words that came to mind this morning when I read Matthew 6:7-8. ““And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Think on this:
1). God knows what I need.
2). God knows what I need before I ask him for what I need.
3). And so I ask him for what I need.
This is reality! Think on these three things before you pray today and then pray! There is comfort and joy to be had in knowing that as a Christian, God is my Father. He knows what I need. He knows what I need before I ask him for what I need. And so I ask him for what I need.
So, tell him what you need! Take your need to your Father in prayer and leave it there.