The Lord has been giving me a deep desire to pray and commune with Him. One day I was praying but it didn’t feel like prayer. It didn’t feel deep and fulfilling. Later that very morning a friend shared what God had been teaching them about bringing God pleasure. It dawned on me that I wanted rich times in the word and prayer for my benefit. Why not pray simply to bring pleasure to God? “The prayer of the upright is His delight” (Proverbs 15:8).
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16).