prayer

Prayer

“Tell God all that is in your heart, as
one unloads one’s heart, its plea-
sures and its pains, to a dear friend.
Tell Him your troubles, that He may
comfort you; tell Him your joys, that
He may sober them; tell Him your longings…

Work at Your Prayers!

My only reservation about this is that a prayer be genuine in the pray-er’s attitude toward God, rather than performance. Other than that, thought provoking.

A disciple's study

from Tim Challies

Praying, and especially praying in public, represents a challenge to most Christians. It represents a challenge to the one praying—a challenge to pray humbly and clearly before others. Too often it represents an even greater challenge to the ones who hear that prayer—a challenge to follow a too-long and too-rambling prayer interspersed with filler words like “I just…” and “Father God.” D. A. Carson provides some timely counsel in his book A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers. His solution is simple: Work at your prayers. Here is what he says:

If you are in any form of spiritual leadership, work at your public prayers. It does not matter whether the form of spiritual leadership you exercise is the teaching of a Sunday school class, pastoral ministry, small-group evangelism, or anything else: if at any point you pray in public as a leader…

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Writer’s blot … well played satan

I’ve been in a bit of a writing blot lately. I don’t know what that actually means, or if I just coined it, but it is what came to my mind instead of (and far preferentially to) the ugly phrase “writer’s block.”

And yet, I am feeling as if I should journal more. But I don’t have much to say.
Well, maybe I do…