Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Doing it right?
Philip Yancey notes that many newcomers to prayer often wonder if they are 'doing it right?' Somewhere along the line we perceive that our prayers are not good enough or that we should be praying in a different way. Whilst, we should always be open to growing in our prayer life, we should not be too hard on ourselves. As soon as we start to doubt the way we prayer, it could lead to disillusionment.
Robert Bondi says, "If you are praying, you are already "doing it right.""
If Jesus invites us to come to him as a child, then I believe this applies to my prayers too. Kids don't stress about 'how it sounds,' they just speak! I encourage us all to ease off on the guilt of 'am I doing it right' and to enjoy the freedom of being able to take everything to the Lord in prayer.
Learning the language of prayer,