Prayer Life Improvement

   Posted by: jmueller   in Prayer

I was going through my notebook that I use to keep notes in as I drive and listen to different things.  I think this list came from Todd Friel at WretchedRadio.com.

  • Start by asking God to help you.  Beg Him!  Ask Him for the desire to pray.
  • Preach the Gospel to yourself every day.  Listen to hard preaching, then you will want to talk to the kind, gracious God.
  • Make a plan.  Commit to it.  Pray until you feel like praying.
  • Consider your position – kneel, prostrate yourself, etc.
  • Read “Valley of Vision” – Puritan book on prayer and “Face To Face” by Ken Boa.
  • Do Evangelism – start witnessing.  It will horrify you and make you ask God for strength.
  • Don’t neglect prayer, but don’t pistol whip yourself over it, either.  Strive for concentration.
  • Read “A Call To Prayer” by JC Ryle.
  • If you are a Christian, you will pray.  If you don’t, you’re not a Christian.

The last statement may seem harsh and judgmental.  I don’t necessarily agree with the way it is worded, but I think I see what he means.  A Christian will gain and have a desire to communicate with our Lord.  It is a natural outpouring of Salvation.  I think some latitude is necessary here, though, especially for new believers, as they grow and learn about the Spiritual Disciplines.

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