Updated: Jan 27
Is your prayer time a mess or non-existent? I’ve been there. Heck, sometimes while praying I fall asleep, think about football or Star Wars, or even pray nonsense (happened this morning). I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve learned a few. This study will share some tools we can use to PRAY BETTER.
And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God. 23"Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Mark 11:22-23
What does Jesus say prayer can do? Move "this mountain."
(See Prayer -Digging Deeper: Week 1 for more on the "corrupt and useless temple on this mountain")
Although we have mountainous problems only God can move, we are often so busy we never pray about them.
Why do birthdays, holidays, and wedding anniversaries exist? Ideally, they remind us to do things we want to do anyway. Similarly setting a regular time and place for prayer reminds us to do something we want to do anyway.
10Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10
Where did Daniel pray? How often did Daniel pray? Daniel prayed 3 times a day in his roof chamber. He prayed even under threat of death!
Godly men and women have always claimed regular times of prayer. If you do not have a regular prayer time, probably every day, pray about a specific time and place. Will anything need to change so it will actually happen (getting up early, less TV, etc.)?