I can’t explain to you how important it is to have daily contact with the Father. It is expected! As a part of my daily prayer and worship, I have been following along with the Jewish reading of the Psalms. I’ve finished the Psalms of David and I’m now reading the Psalms of Asaph. One thing I’ve learned is, they complained a lot! We complain a lot too, but we don’t take our complaints to God as they did. They opened up their mouths, and blamed God for all of their troubles, asked Him to stop their enemy and give them favor, all while still praising Him. Do you know why? Because they know that He’s the only one who can fix it! Some of our trouble comes because we are Christians, and the enemy hates us, but maybe God is allowing our trouble because He’s trying to get our attention. I’m also reading the Psalms out loud. Reading aloud keeps my attention on the words, and it fills the air with precious songs, and causes the enemy to move away at its sound. Take everything to the Father, your complaints, your disappointments, your pain, and all things, but remember, above all, praise Him.
This is an example of their prayer and song that confirms my observation:
O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers? You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure. You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! Psalms 80:4-7