The discipline of Prayer puts us in proximity to God to dialogue with him. Through prayer, we lean into our Father who desires to speak to us and hear from us. Jesus himself set the model for what and how to pray to God. We bring praise for who he is, thanksgiving for what he’s done, confess our wrongdoings, receive forgiveness, and ask for him to supply our needs. In prayer, we hear from God and pour out our hearts to him.
When we open scripture, we sit at the feet of Jesus to hear his word, learning from him as students. We meditate on the Word not to empty our minds, but to fill them with his promises, his grace, his commands, his love. This posture of listening allows God’s word to give us wisdom and guidance for every day. By listening and studying, we glean understanding of ourselves the greater world God created, becoming more familiar with his voice.