If you want God
To be your first responder,
Don’t make prayer
Your last resort.
When you say your prayers, open your heart and share your cares with God. As humans we have selective inner hearing. We can open or close the ears of our heart to God. Pray with the ears of your heart open and hear what God has to say.
God’s voice is often called conscience. Life goes better when you tune your heart to hear Him.
Heart-prayer is to hunger and thirst for a growing relationship with God. That’s how we can “pray without ceasing.” Make your prayers an expression of heart-felt gratitude, not just a religious platitude.
Christianity isn’t a once and done — an “I got saved,” checkbox. It’s lifelong surrender to and pursuit of the living Jesus.
Consistently pray for God to bless your enemies. They may never know it, but it will cause bitterness to drain from your heart.
Prayer walking is powerful. When I pray while walking around with my eyes open, I discover that “He walks with me and He talks with me.”
People who say they don’t believe in prayer will sometimes turn to it as a last resort. Without sincerity, prayer won’t bring serenity.