“If you know God’s hidden companionship, your prayer will become a conversation instead of a soliloquy.” – Corrie ten Boom
Watch the first 45 seconds of this video → Soliloquy
Andrew Murray also used the word soliloquy when writing on the subject of prayer.
One reason why the discipline of prayer is not attractive is that people do not know how to pray. Their stock of words is soon exhausted, and they do not know what else to say. This happens because they forget that prayer is not a soliloquy where everything comes from one side, but it is a dialogue where God’s child listens to what the Father says, replies to it, and then asks for the things he needs.
Then he gave a suggestion to those who encounter this problem.
Read a few verses from the Bible. Do not concern yourself with the difficult parts in them; you can consider these later. Take what you understand, apply it to yourself, and ask the Father to make His Word light and power in your heart. Thus you will have material enough for prayer from the Word which the Father speaks to you. You will also have the liberty to ask for things you need.
Keep on in this way, and prayer will become at length, not a place where you sigh and struggle, but a place of living fellowship with the Father in heaven. Prayful study of the Bible is indispensable for powerful prayer. The Word prayerfully read and cherished in the heart by faith will, through the Spirit, be both light and life within us.
– Andrew Murray
I challenge you to slowly read the Corrie ten Boom quote again.
Think about it and perhaps ask yourself some questions.
Please share your thoughts in the comments below ♥