Tag Archives: Prayer Closet

Welcome to “Pray-ers Anonymous” a group for prayer quitters!

Prayer

Have you given up on praying because it’s too hard? Too boring? You don’t know what to pray?

“Hi, my name is Sandy and I’m a prayer quitter!”

 I’ve even written a book on prayer, but sometimes I admit I don’t want to pray!

And then comes the guilt, the self-doubt, the lack of faith.

If you’ve ever experienced these feelings, welcome to “Pray-ers Anonymous” — a group where we can be totally honest about our failure to pray and even about our lack of desire and motivation to pray! Our members include pastors, Bible teachers, missionaries and average Christians like us.

Come explore with other believers how to revitalize your prayer live!

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You also might want to join my BeADisciple.com5-week online class—LORD, ITS BORING IN MY PRAYER CLOSET beginning July 8th. Participants sign on and complete weekly assignments at their own pace as well as participate in an online forum discussion on prayer.

We use my book by the same title as the  basis for the course.

Sign up for course here: http://bit.ly2EXBwmd

Link to book on Amazon: amzn.to/2F81PpUw

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Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet online class

 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.

 

Prayer is an Eternal Commodity

Our Prayers are Eternal–They Don’t Just Vanish into Outer Space!

Heaven's Throne Room

Heaven’s Throne Room

Prayer is spiritual force in God’s economy that can’t completely be understood by our finite minds. Our prayers are not just temporal, but eternal. Scientists tell us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be moved or changed in form.

I believe this is also true of our prayers. Like energy and matter, our prayers don’t just vanish into outer space. They continue to exist. In fact, Scripture tells us they are collected in golden bowls before the throne of God in heaven (Rev. 5:8). When we understand prayer for what it really is, it changes our perspective and our motivation to pray. Continue reading

Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)

Lord, It's Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)

Available at Amazon.com and Kindle

My Book is now available on Amazon.com in both print and Kindle editions. A great personal study on the topic of prayer as well as a small group 7-week study with individual and group questions.

Click on the Amazon.com link above to view and read a sample. Half of the proceeds from this book will go to local and national Christian ministries.

For the next few weeks I’ll be posting short sections from the book on my blog.

Why is Prayer So Hard?

(Sample from Chapter 1)

How difficult it is in our fast-paced world, where 10-minute
devotionals are best sellers, to find a retreat of intimacy. We delude ourselves into thinking we have fellowshipped with the Father when in fact, we have just driven through the fast-food line.

Life already bombards us with enough demands that for most of us it’s easier to leave the practice of prayer to our pastor or other full-time Christian workers. Even if we try to pray everyday, it’s usually just a few minutes squeezed between our morning coffee and the drive to work or the final moments before our eyelids close from exhaustion at the end of the day. Continue reading

Is Your Prayer Life Boring?

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Living in the 21st century presents some challenges when it comes to prayer. Not that prayer has changed—but our culture and the way we live our lives has. While most Christians say they believe prayer is a very important part of their spiritual life, many struggle with boredom, doubt and discouragement. In addition, many admit to not knowing how and what to pray

Many believers are hesitant to admit they have trouble with prayer because they secretly believe most other Christians have a more satisfying prayer life than they do. But surprisingly, dissatisfaction with one’s personal prayer life seems to exist across a broad spectrum of Christianity.

In a 2005 poll released in Facts & Trends Magazine, only 16% of Protestant ministers across the country were “very satisfied” with their personal prayer life. Another 47% were “somewhat satisfied;” 30% were “somewhat dissatisfied;” and 7% were “very dissatisfied.”1 Continue reading