Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Content of prayers

There are many times where our prayers focus solely on our needs and struggles. While there is nothing wrong with praying for ourselves (in fact, we are encouraged to bring everything to God in our times of prayer), there is a danger that we miss out on God's voice during our prayers.

These two quotes have challenged my thinking on prayer today.

"Prayer involves transformed passions. In prayer, real prayer, we begin to think God's thoughts after him: to desire the things he desires, to love the things he loves, to will the things he wills." - Richard Foster

"Whether we think of or speak of God, whether we act or suffer for him, all is prayer when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him." -John Wesley

Any thoughts?

Living in Grace,

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