Is our connection with God problematic?
30th March, 2021
This is a fellowship talk delivered by His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa on personal prayer. He goes on to ask the audience ‘Why do we pray?’ ...then He answers, ‘We pray because we need to talk to God, of course, and why do we need to talk to God? Because I think our inner existence realises that He is our Creator and we depend on him. So the same way an infant, a little child, depends on the parents, the same way we depend on God. And sometimes we don’t even want to admit it, but we do depend on Him and the problem is that we realise that we depend on Him when we have problems in our lives, problems that we cannot solve; but when only then we realise this, our connection with God is problematic. When we always have God in our mind, it truly means that we do have a connection with God. And this connection sometimes we feel it and sometimes we don’t feel it. Sometimes our prayers are strong and sometimes our prayers are not strong. This doesn’t mean by any way that God is not there, this means that we ourselves go through stages spiritually and sometimes we can understand more and sometimes we can’t understand more. It doesn’t mean God sometimes exists and God sometimes doesn’t exist, and that sometimes He loves us more and sometimes He loves us less. He is who He is, but unfortunately we go through different stages in our lives and this is why sometimes we can feel God more and sometimes we don’t’. He continues to ask and answer many questions on prayer such as: What is prayer? What is the most important thing in prayer? When do you think our prayers count the most? Where is the best place to pray? A very enlightening talk.