It is so easy to get out of balance in one direction or another. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual matters. For example, we are commanded to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Normally, that would be a great pursuit. However, some people get so caught up with loving God that they lose sight of the second half of Jesus command to love our neighbor. Other people are so focused on loving their neighbor that they forget their first love and leave God out of their lives.
On one hand, prayer is so simple even the youngest child can pray.
On the other hand, we can overcomplicate things so much that we get confused, intimidated, bored, or distracted. Prayer can be particularly challenging to balance. We can get so focused on our laundry list of prayer requests that we forget to thank God for the blessings he’s already provided. We can get so focused on praising or thanking God that we never get around to asking for forgiveness for our sins.
There are many prayer methods, systems, and tools. The ACTS pattern has been a tremendous help for me. Continue Reading…