“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.” Genesis 3:8
Prayer is conversation with God. What happened in the Garden instructs us about prayer. First, God takes the initiative in prayer. Prayer is essentially a relationship that begins with God.
Second, look at what sin does to prayer. There’s now a reluctance to be in God’s holy presence. Fear replaces freedom. Sin hinders prayer. Unconfessed sin, harbored in the heart, cancels out prayer.
But grace restores prayer. God doesn’t walk away. God initiates the process that leads to forgiveness, to restored fellowship, and to opened channels of communication–to prayer.
When God comes out to meet you today, don’t hide! Welcome Him! Grace has prevailed. In Christ your sins are forgiven. Go out to meet God laughing and skipping. And have a relaxed, informal dialogue that will be a joy for both of you.