1.9.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 54. Mix it up!

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?

2 Comments

  1. Jonathan B on January 9, 2021 at 9:56 am

    My prayers are not always about what I “need” but what others might “need”. God knows my heart and guides it and my words to what is most important. I release my heart so that he may continue to fill me. Yes, I do ask for things for myself from time to time, but I lift my prayers to Jesus and ask what he would like for me to focus on.
    Thank you Jesus for those that you have guided into and out of my life. I pray and praise these prayers unto you. Amen.

  2. Peggy F on January 9, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Praying Gods word, especially, praying the psalms, gives a voice to what we feel deep inside! It gives ” voice” to words of worship and praise, of thanks giving , to who God is !!!

    ” I will praise You with my whole heart, Before the gods I will sing praises to You” ! Ps 138 1,2

    ” Search me O God, and know my heart, Try me and know my anxieties, emotions , way of pain” Ps 139 23

    “” He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities” Ps 103

    I can keep writing from the psalms, all night long, Praying Gods word, back to Him, brings joy, peace and faith……………………and this is only one book of prayer in His word……..so many more!!!!!!!!!!!!

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