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I Can’t Hear You, God—It’s Too Noisy!

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

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Help–My Prayer Life is Offline!

Why We Lose Our Prayer Connection

(Excerpted from my book, Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet (How To Revitalize Your Prayer Life) available on Amazon.com. (Click on book title for direct link to Amazon. Available in print and Kindle.)

Christianity, Prayer

We do not want to be beginners (at prayer), but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners all of our lives. —Thomas Merton

Now that we’ve gotten our prayer life off the ground, we may think, “Wow, this is great. I’ve finally discovered the secret to prayer and it can only get better.” Then one morning we wake up and we don’t feel like praying, or a crisis situation sends us into a tailspin. What do we do now? We may question, “Was my prayer life really improving, or was it just another fad that has run its course and let me down again?” Continue reading