Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
– Isaiah 56: 7
A House of Prayer.
One thing this verse tells us is that God wants us to be joyful in His house.
The beauty of prayer is that it lifts our spirits. Prayer is direct communication with God. Not a monologue, not a one-sided birthday present list, but a chance to engage God, our Father, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, in an actual conversation.
I mean, which Christian does not want that?
If you love God and hunger for His heart, would you not desire that?
But does God really speak?
It may not be the audible voice, in case that is what you are looking for. In fact, I would put to you that 9 times out of 10, it will not be an audible voice, but God does and will speak.
I often find that God speaks to me through His word and then confirms whatever He wants to tell me in my heart – and vice versa.
Once we are able to connect with God through personal prayer, we should enjoy spending time in His house, in the Church and with our Christian brethren.
His house shall be called a house of prayer – and it is also a place where He has promised to make us joyful, so let us enter with excitement and expectation.