Prayer as an Involuntary Muscle

I remember learning about voluntary and involuntary muscles in school. The teacher explained how some of our body parts function without our conscious effort. She went on to explain how our hearts beat, our eyes blink, our lungs inhale and exhale without any help from us. They simple do their God-given function because that is what they do. Some of our muscles work without us even thinking. What if our prayer life resembled such a muscle? What if we lived a life of prayer, in constant … [Read more...]

1 Tool to Improve Your Prayer Time

One of my goals for 2014 is to develop a regular prayer time. While I usually wake up around 5:15 for daily Bible reading, I haven't found a good cohesive way to work prayer into this time. Some days I'll pray for 5 minutes prior to my reading; some days I'll pray for 30 minutes afterward. Sometimes I pray over a list of people; most times my prayers are random, sporadic, and rambling. While there's nothing wrong with pop-up prayers, I want to be more intentional about who and what I'm … [Read more...]

Prayer: My 10 Favorite Scriptures

Source: Floresco Productions Prayer is on my heart and mind this week. In no particular order, here are my top 10 favorite scriptures about prayer: (1) 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 - "'When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their … [Read more...]