Foundation of a close relationship with God

First of all to come to a good relationship with some one, one has to talk with that person and has to listen to what that person has to tell.

God talks to the people by the way of His Word, presented to mankind by the many Bible translations, so that most people can read and hear God.s Words in a language they can understand.

To talk to God or to go in conversation with Him, we simply can direct our thoughts and words to Him above. Such talking with God we also call “praying”.

Communication through prayer is the foundation of a close relationship with God. (Ps. 86:3; 1 Thess. 5:17; Rom. 12:12) When we take sufficient time to express to Jehovah our deepest thoughts and innermost feelings, we cannot help but be drawn closer to our heavenly Father, the “Hearer of prayer.” (Ps. 65:2) In addition, when we discern that Jehovah answers our prayers, our love for him grows. We come to realize ever more that

“Jehovah is near to all those calling on him.” (Ps. 145:18)

That confidence in Jehovah’s loving support will help us to cope with further tests of faith.