Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Praying till you pray

In congregational ministry, one of the hardest sides of the Christian life is to devote sufficient time to prayer. There is so much need in any congregation, that it's all too easy not to take the time to spend with God each day in prayer. This week John at Scotwise featured these words by A. W. Tozer on praying till you really start to pray:
The habit of breaking off our prayers before we have truly prayed is as common as it is unfortunate. Often the last ten minutes may mean more to us than the first half hour, because we must spend a long time getting into the proper mood to pray effectively. We may need to struggle with our thoughts to draw them in from where they have been scattered through the multitude of distractions that result from the task of living in a disordered world.
John is continuing the series on prayer with other posts this week.


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