Thomas Merton said, “if you want a life of prayer, the way to get it is by praying. . .You start where you are and you deepen what you already have.”
It doesn’t matter if you have little clue about how to pray. Ask God for a heart of compassion for the lost people of the world. Ask for the gumption to really pray. After all, He is the one who works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose (Phil. 2:13)
How do you get started? Check out the following links to expand your horizons on how to pray.
www.MinistryHelps.ca Over 46 program ideas are available for different age groups.
For more information and for downloadable resources visitwww.saMinistryResources.ca/prayer.
Just as private prayer can become rote, so can public prayer. In Leadership’s recent issue Gordon MacDonald shares the importance of the pastoral prayer.