ICE BREAKER: What has your relationship with prayer been like over the last year or two? Where have you struggled? Where has it been sweet? (No judgment for your answers. We’re simply opening up the prayer topic.)
READ Psalm 16:1 and 1 Peter 5:6-7
READ Psalm 16:2 and 1 Timothy 1:17
Prayer is difficult. It is like hiking through the mountains – rarely easy and requiring effort, and yet your eyes and soul can soar at the beauty.
Pastor Thomas listed 5 boulders that can keep us from hiking the path of prayer:
Choice: choosing to make time
Cynicism: doubting my prayers matter
Callous: I don’t feel like praying
Corrupt Requests: wrong asking
Confusion: what makes for good praying?
Spend the rest of your time “praying the Bible.” This idea was explained in the ‘Reignite Your Prayer Life’ article included in this helps-for-praying resource distributed Sunday morning.