Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Prayer


I once heard that there are 4 common symptoms of Out Of Balance prayer.

Too SHALLOW– “Thank you for this day, God bless all the missionaries, etc.” - no thought to it
Too CASUALL– “Yo big daddy upstairs - 'sup!”
Too FORMAL– “O Thou Great Jehovah, I beseech Thee, verily I draw nigh unto Thee.”
Too TIMID- “Hey - God...are you there? If so, if it's not too much trouble...”

What is the remedy? Not as easy a question as you might think. The answer comes later.

Here are some other questions.

What is the most important part of prayer?
What keeps people from having a daily prayer life? Whatever that answer is – is there maybe a deeper answer or reason behind that answer?
Are there any verses on prayer that you just love?
How does God view prayer?
(What is God’s perspective on Prayer?)

I think the remedy to out of balancy prayer is NOT working harder on some aspect of prayer, but instead, focusing on deepening your relationship with God. A better prayer life will be the natural result of that.

What do you think?

1 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous amy said...

tim, I really enjoyed the concert of prayer. I thoght it would be boring, but it wasn't. The topics really helped.

 

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