My prayer life gets derailed often, so I need all the encouragement I can get. My busy schedule can turn prayer into a quick, routine whisper asking God to bless my day, and sometimes not seeing the answers I long for discourages me. Yet recently I experienced a mini-revolution in my prayer life, and it wasn’t because my schedule opened up for longer prayer times or because I received a miraculous answer I hoped for.
Do you long for a more powerful prayer life? If you’re like me, you yearn for deeper fellowship with God and miraculous answers to prayer. But when you sit down to actually pray, it gets boring fast. I wrote this post for us, the distracted and side-tracked prayer warriors.
My mind wanders easily when I pray. Just like it did in third grade math class. While Mrs. White explained the multiplication tables, I read a book in my lap. I travelled across the United States in a covered wagon to The Little House on the Prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was a wonderful trip, but when I came back, Mrs. White tested my math facts, and I failed miserably.
Distraction did me in. [Read more…]
Do you ever feel unsure of how to pray for someone you love? Have you ever gotten tired of praying the same things day in and day out? Does your mind wander while you’re trying to talk to God?
Friend, you’re not alone. I’m the queen of distraction, so I’ve experienced all of these. I want to grow closer to God and see lives changed through prayer, yet my mind can travel to the moon and back when I try to pray. That’s why I want to learn more about using God’s Word to fuel and focus my conversation with Him. [Read more…]
I give up on being a prayer warrior. I’m a prayer wimp. Can I just say that? During my morning times with God, I love reading and thinking about scripture. I journal and keep a gratitude list. When it comes to prayer, maybe I’m an ADD girl because I pray best when my legs are moving. I go on a morning walk with God. But even on that walk my mind often goes AWOL from the Holy of Holies and takes a hike to La La Land instead. [Read more…]