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by Lynn Anderson
A dozen Christian men leaned in around a table discussing something big the P-word, Prayer!
I hate to admit it James confessed, but sometimes my schedule gets so hectic I dont really pray much for days.
My problem is a bit different, Brad joined in, I usually pray fairly regularly. But, my prayers often feel stale and I get into this rut praying the same old things every day.
Clarke agreed, I hear that. Rote, stale, and repetitive. Plus my prayers become narrower and narrower. Here lately I pray mostly about me: my needs, my family, and my ministry. Me!
James, Brad and Clarke (not their real names) were not mere novices in the faith. They were widely respected church leaders! And, of course their struggles are not unique. Across the country lots of sincere Christians find themselves stuck in similar ruts:
So what is to be done?
Daunting question. But were going to work on an answer. Check back and well continue the discussion on LEARNING TO PRAY. Next is #2: A review of Popular Prayer Techniques.
Lets go deeper! Lets not stop till we find genuine prayer that leads us into the presence of the Father and allows us to stand on the rim of mystery!
Author: Lynn Anderson
Publication Date: August 29, 2001
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