Practicing Prayer

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

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Key Bible Verse: Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2)

Dig Deeper: Colossians 4:2-6

If we only pray when something bad happens, our prayer muscles aren’t prepared. Imagine waking up on a regular Saturday morning and being like, “Well, I haven’t exercised in months, but I’m gonna go run a marathon!” Those twenty-something miles would be torture. But if you train a few times a week, and you do it consistently over time, you’ll be ready for that marathon.

Prayer is like a muscle, and the more we use it, the stronger it’ll get:

“Lord, my marriage is doing great, thank you! I want to go deeper, I want to be a better spouse.”

“God, my finances are not a calamity. Thank you, and help me to be a good steward of the things you’ve given me.”

“Jesus, I’m thinking about Auntie Grace, I’m so glad I know her, and that I get to see her loving you and her family and the folks at the Red Cross where she volunteers. I praise you for her life.”

“God, I know I’m stuck in traffic right now, but for some reason that colourful tree on the side of the road reminds me: you rock! You’re awesome! And thanks for the sweet tunes on the radio!”

– Daniel Fusco in Honestly


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