Persisting in Prayer

When praying about a situation in your life, how long do you pray? Minutes? Hours? Days? I’m not sure duration is as important as persistence. Persistence is different from duration. To persist is “to go on resolutely or stubbornly; to be insistent in the repetition or pressing of an utterance”. Read more…

Listening Prayer

Sometimes we use too many words when praying. If we would simply listen more, we would know exactly what to pray. Instead of using our mouths to try and find God’s will, we need to use the ears of our heart. By waiting on God, we will hear His word. Read more…

The Chaos of Prayer

Does prayer come easily to you? Are you able to tune out distractions and slip effortlessly into communion with God? If so, you are in the minority. Most of us struggle with prayer at one time or another. It seems the moment we get intentional about praying is when the Read more…

On Stillness and Prayer

Whereas silence takes place in the natural realm, stillness takes place in the soul. Silence is the putting away of outer distraction, but stillness is the quieting of inner distraction. The majority of us will struggle most with stillness. Silence is easy; stillness is the challenge. Silence is a matter Read more…

On Silence and Prayer

True prayer is empowered by the Holy Spirit. If we are to ever truly pray, we must learn it first from the Holy Spirit. Silence is crucial, and the Holy Spirit often draws us to silent places to pray. He lovingly beckons us to pray but all too often, He Read more…