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Tips for Establishing a Regular Prayer Time

Discover God's Presence in Prayer

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.

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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