Cast of Characters:
Voice One: a young girl, relatively new in the faith
Voice Two: the girl’s inner voice, whether her own or the Holy Spirit
Voice Three: the enemy (we all know who that is), sneaky quiet voice
Background: the young girl has been on a quest to learn about prayer in order to deepen her own prayer life
Voice One: Prayer often seems so empty and unanswered. What am I doing wrong? God, why are You so quiet?
Voice Three: Where is your Jesus now?
Voice Two: He’s giving you a chance to grow in your faith. But He’s smiling down on you. He knows how this will end, and He is so proud of you.
Voice Three: You should have this by now. You’re not good enough to pray.
Voice One: I’m so sorry, Father. I wish I was better at this. Would You teach me? I’ve tried all week to have a quiet time, but I just don’t know how to.
Voice Three: See? Nothing. He won’t answer you.
Voice Two: That’s just the enemy. Don’t listen to him.
Voice One: Really? Satan is involved in this? Why? I’m nobody.
Voice Three: You’re so right.
Voice Two: You are the daughter of the King. That makes you a target.
Voice Three: Nah. you’re no threat. Not worth Satan’s time. You can’t even pray.
Voice One: So if Satan can’t steal my soul because I belong to the Father, why is he after me?
Voice Three: I’m not.
Voice Two: He wants to keep you so busy worrying about your spiritual growth that you can’t enjoy life. He can’t steal your soul, so he’s trying to steal your joy.
Voice One: Hmmm… that makes sense.
Voice Three: NO! It doesn’t! Who cares whether you are happy or not? That’s just selfish.
Voice Two: If you have no joy, it’s hard to spread God’s love to others.
Voice One: So I should just enjoy who I am.
Voice Two: Right.
Voice Three: That’s just hiding your head in sand. You think if you ignore your problems, they will go away.
Voice One: So if I just focus on who I am, how do I grow?
Voice Two: Your Father is in charge of that.
Voice Three: That’s what they want you to think. It’s the easy way out. Growth takes work and discipline and plans.
Voice One: But don’t I need to work at it, make plans and discipline myself to follow through on them?
Voice Two: That’s just the enemy again. Don’t listen.
Voice One: Then how do I grow?
Voice Three: You won’t.
Voice Two: Does a baby concern himself with how make himself grow? Or does he relax and allow his parents to be in charge? To lead him to what he needs – school, exercise, food – at the right times?
Voice One: I think I understand. I just have to enjoy being with My Father, and He will lead me at the right time into doing what I need to do to grow.
Voice Three: Mayday! Mayday! I think I’m losing her! All demons respond!
Voice Two: Uh, no. Cancel that request. You will leave her alone for now. Go!
Voice One: Thank You, Father, that You’re in charge and I don’t have to be. I can just relax and enjoy the life You’ve given me. You are amazing, God. There is none like You!