Ephesians 6:18 – And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Ever go through the line at lunch when you were in school and have a lunch lady say “Watcha gonna have?” If you grew up in the south like me, this is an oft reminisced phrase that conjures certain memories. The food may not have always been great, but the feeling was timeless. Paul is telling the church in Ephesus, and by extension – us, to pray all the time and anytime for any and every request we may have. God is asking us “Whatcha gonna have?”
God wants to hear from us. We are His children, and like any parent, it warms the heart when they hear from their child. If you remember the movie E.T. at all, you will probably recall the recurring line of “E.T. Phone Home!”. Throughout the movie, E.T. is consumbed with getting in touch with his family so he can go back home. That’s the same attitude we should share daily, nothing will ever make us feel better than being able to “phone home”.