Come join us as we learn, share & discuss together ways to improve our prayer lives!
I’ll be teaching an online 5-week class with BeADisciple.com beginning July 8th on the topic of PRAYER. It’s based on my book, LORD, ITS BORING IN MY PRAYER CLOSET (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)
“Go deeper in your prayer life in this 5-week course. Based on a book by the same title, this course is taught by the author Sandra Chambers. In her book, Sandra shares her own struggles and victories as she has sought to overcome boredom in prayer and answer the question: “If prayer is so important, why is it so hard?” During this five-week study, participants will examine their own prayer life and be challenged to see and experience prayer in some new ways. Emphasis is on putting into practice what you are learning about prayer.”
Click here for link to class.
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Join me for an online class on prayer!
I teach an online course based on my book, Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet, for BeADisciple.com–a great online site affiliated with Southwestern College that offers a variety of Christian classes for pastors, lay leaders and all who want to go deeper with the Lord.
For more info see click here: BeADisciple
Posted in Living the Christian Life, Meditation, Prayer, Small group study on prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Topical Study on Prayer
Tagged Christian Disciplines, Christian Life, discipleship, How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life, Lord It's Boring in My Prayer Closet, Prayer, small group study
The following is an excerpt from my book, Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life) which is on sale at Amazon.com this month (click on title for link). Proceeds from the sale for the month of June will go to Manna Ministries, a local food pantry ministry in Leland, NC.
Do You Have Trouble Hearing God’s Voice?
Prayer should be more than a one-way conversation, but if we’re honest, our prayer life is usually just that. We run through a list of our needs or the needs of others and rush off to our day. We find it difficult to wait on God in prayer and listen for Him to speak to us.
A recent article in Parade Magazine, “What Your Nose Knows” revealed some interesting facts about our five senses, in particular, our sense of hearing. According to the article, at birth our ears are pristine organs, capable of discerning among more than 300,000 sounds, but after years of exposure to loud noises, the hair cells on the cochlea, in the inner ear flatten, becoming less sensitive. This constant bath of noise affects everything from our concentration to our health.[i] Continue reading
A Call to Prayer
I was privileged to see the new faith-based film, The War Room, in a pre-lease showing last night. I encourage everyone to see this film. A little slow at first, it builds in interest and by the end you’re shouting, “Hallelujah.” It’s a powerful call to Christians to enter the “War Room” of our prayer closets to pray for the Church, our nation and the next generation.
As Christians, our true source of power does not rest in our political system or political leaders, nor in our economic power or influence, but in God alone. And our battle plan must come from Him if we are to take back the Church, our nation and the next generation. Continue reading
Discover God’s Presence in Prayer
Tips for Establishing a Regular Prayer Time
- Find a time and place with the fewest distractions. Put your cell phone in another room or on silent.
- Have your Bible and a notebook to record insights,
scriptures and prayers.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to help quiet your mind and spirit.
- Begin by thanking God for who is—Creator, Savior, Shepherd, Provider, etc.
- Thank Him for all the personal blessings He provides for you and your family.
- Read a psalm or scripture passage turning it into a prayer.
- Set a goal to pray for a short period of time—between 5-15 minutes. If you run out of things to pray about, just sit
quietly in God’s presence.
- Resist the urge to get sidetracked by doing just one small task, thinking you can come right back to prayer. Stay
- As soon as a distraction interrupts your focus (something you need to do, a creative idea, etc.) write it down and dismiss it from your mind. If you find yourself focusing on a worry, doubt, fear, etc., it may be the very thing you need to bring to God in prayer.
For more on how to develop a purposeful, powerful and passionate prayer life read my book: Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life), available at Amazon.com & Kindle.