People who don’t know me well often describe me as outgoing. It’s largely a function of my job, where I interact with lots of people on a regular basis. The reality is that making conversation is usually hard for me. I prefer to let others do the leading and talking, while I sit and absorb. I don’t feel comfortable making conversation sometimes, so I would prefer to just not do it.
Praying can be similar. There are many times where I don’t know what to say to God. Or I know what to say but not how. If only I knew more about how to pray, then I could be a more effective pray-er. Or if I had more time, I could be a more effective pray-er.
Paul gives us some tough instruction on how and when we should pray:
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I don’t know about you, but I have a long way to go if I am going to become a Great Pray-er . Too often, I struggle at being effective in my prayer life. Too often I feel inadequate for the task of bringing prayers before Jesus.
Where do you need to improve your prayer life? What are your big struggles? During this series, we’ll be exploring some examples from the Bible about how we might become better pray-ers.