DEVOTION: I wanted to keep talking about prayer a bit because it’s such an important topic in our daily walks.
I started another book entitled “Praying the Bible” by Donald Whitney. I’ll share a few quotes over the next week or so but it won’t be as intensive as what we just went through on the Lewis book.
“I maintain that people-truly born again, genuinely Christian people, often do not pray simply because they don’t feel like it. And the reason they don’t feel like praying is that when they do pray, they tend to say the same old things about the same old things.”
This passage stuck out to me.
I found myself stuck in this rut a while back. I would lay down at night, pray about a few things and then fall asleep. Then the next day I would lay down again at night, pray about a few things and then fall asleep. Then I would do it again. There was so much repetition in my prayer life that I didn’t even have to think about praying.
As we continue to talk about prayer, how do you mix it up? How do you keep the pray, the conversation, interesting?
I’ve found that the prayer bowl helps in reminding me what I “have” to pray for but each night I add a few things here or there that relate to the day. That relate to an email that I read or a comment that I got on a post. When people actually ask for prayer….I tend to try and pray right there. I’ll forget it otherwise.
Just a few thoughts on trying to keep it interesting.
What do you do mix it up?