But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 (NASB)
This morning I was sipping my morning coffee looking out into the bright sky, I felt hopeful for spring as we approach Easter. The sun shone on the conifers as the wind tickled the light green fringes of last years growth. Blue Tits and chaffinches hopped from branch to branch in an endless of game of chase. “It won’t be long until we see the first butterlies” I thought, which usually appear late March or early April depending on the temperature. It was about time to talk to my Father and read His Word when an idea popped into my head; that prayers are like butterflies.
As butterflies are the courier of life between plants, pollinating as they go from flower to flower so are our prayers. They leave our heart and fly Heavenward and onwards to the recipient of our prayer, pollinating them with divine love and provision. We have confidence that our prayers are heard by God and reach their destination if we pray within his will. (1 John 5:14). This is not to suggest that God is a mere mailman, but a loving Father communicating with His loving children who obey His calling of Love.
Dear reader, be encouraged in your time of prayer – it is time well spent. You are never closer to Father God than when you are on your knees before Him in prayer. Your petitions fly on the wings of love and are received joyfully at the throne of Grace, and the response goes out in His perfect time. Your petitions pollinate your recipient, enabling them to bloom by His provision. Such a life of intimate prayerfulness over time will make your own love for your Father God blossom (Psalm 116:1).