Life is crazy. Prayer is simple.
Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated.
I mean … what should you actually pray about? What do you say?
Is there anything you should or shouldn’t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start?
To make matters worse, we’ve heard about prayer for so long that we feel awkward asking about it. It’s like having to ask a person’s name after knowing them for years. Because we really should know their name by now, we feel embarrassed to ask.
Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, changing diapers, walking the dog, a full inbox, trying to keep up with our neighbors … and the laundry, who has time to pray?
The truth is, prayer is simple.
It’s like talking. Talking with a good friend. And what we may not know is the best part: no matter where we are in life, God can’t wait to talk with us.
What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life?
What do you say when you don’t know how to pray?
I’m asking the same questions.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Even though prayer is simply talking to God, sometimes its difficult to know just the right thing to say. And sometimes during difficult time our hearts just don’t know what to say. This book does a really good job of helping get through those times when we have problems with just what to say. They use many examples of different people in the Bible who have prayed, and the outcome of their prayers. One that I identify with so much is David. Psalms is a wonderful place to read David’s conversations with God. Being reminded of some of these verses while reading Talking With God was encouraging to me. There are many more tips and ideas for help with your prayer life. Sometimes reading these thing in a book is just what we need to boost our prayer life. I plan to use this book as a devotional, going through a few pages at a time. It can also be read straight through. Really any way you want to use it. I would highly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book for your prayer life. Even if you have a healthy prayer time with God, this can help make it even better.
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