Do you ever need to be encouraged to pray?
I mean, I pray all the time. I talk to God all through my day, but I must confess, I do have days when I don’t feel my prayers worthy or that they make much difference. And at one time in my life, after a great disappointment in prayer, I questioned why we do it. Why in the heck do we pray if it doesn’t change the outcome?
I couldn’t stay away long. After much wrestling and studying, I finally came to the conclusion that we pray first and foremost because we are told to. It’s obedience.
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Do you ever wonder if there is a special formula?
The people in the Bible wanted to know the formula too. Jesus gave them one–sort of, but then He told them a parable that got to the heart of prayer. It was the story of a friend who knocked on his friend’s door in the middle of the night asking for bread. Finally, after much knocking, the man inside got out of bed and gave his friend what he needed. (Luke 11:5-8)
Take a screen shot or grab your journal and jot down the reading plan. Many of us have recited these verses Sunday after Sunday. And I know that repetition, though good, can also cause a passage to lose it’s punch, but I’m hoping we can come to these words with fresh minds and hearts. I pray Jesus’s instructions on prayer will fall like manna every morning feeding our souls, just enough for each day. And I pray you can join me during the daily broadcast as we unpack each verse. Come on over to my kitchen via Facbook Live! 8:20 ET Monday-Friday. 🙂
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Digging Deep to Live Fully,