The day before yesterday the archbishop of Canterbury said in his Facebook post
“Praying is simply sitting before God and allowing him, through Jesus, to shape who we are”.
I think that’s actually quite scary?
Easy to talk about, sometimes hard to do, in fear, in doubt, trepidation or anger.
That’s why one of the great theologians said
“Faith is more than belief that God exists, but trust that he loves you”
Then you can come to him as a child, and open your heart as a child to a father they trust, and let him as your child lets you, shape them.
I think this is what Jesus meant when he said, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Its much harder for adults, as we have learnt the baggage of the world, and we must “consciously” put our baggage down.
A child doesn’t know to pick it up. so we must unlearn the “world” to be open to god.