Learning How to Pray Again

Wednesday is for Prayer 

bedtime-prayers       Kevin was only five years old when his father carried him up the stairs to bed. As he crawled under the covers, the two of them folded their hands to say their prayers before falling asleep.  Little Kevin was so tired, he shifted into automatic pilot and prayed these words: “Now I lay be down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep . . . If he hollers let him go—eeny, meeny, miny, moe.”

       We chuckle when we witness these kind of episodes with kids, but are they not also a reflection of us as adults? How often do our prayer lives submit to the tyranny of meaningless, routine monologues? or to time constraints? or even to image-seeking as we pray in front of others?

      If many Christians were to get honest, they’d admit their prayer lives border on superstition. We go through the motions, speaking a few worn-out phrases to make sure God is on our side before we head into our day.

      The good news, though, is that pivotal praying isn’t complex. In fact, it’s often the simplest kind of prayer because it simply connects with the heart of God.

—John Hull and Tim Elmore, Pivotal Praying,
(Thomas Nelson, 2002, p. 7)

If you are looking for a book to revitalize your prayers and perhaps even your perspective on who God is, this one just might be what you are looking for.

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