Some non-religious thoughts about prayer

Interrogation is about getting answers. Prayer is about answering God’s invitation to communicate with Him.

If you’re not sure God exists, talk to Him about it. Prayer enables us to participate in an amazing relationship with the living God. It lets Christians learn about Jesus at the experiential level, not just at the mental level.

Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. If you ask Him, He’ll teach you, too. Prayer isn’t always intentional. Sometimes a “Help me, Jesus!” will sneak up on you.

Prayer is the opportunity to come clean– to come out of hiding–to be completely honest with someone who cares–God! It’s not a once-and-done (instant answer) request–like clicking a link. Jesus taught that prayer requires persistence.

You can look like you’re praying hard, but if your heart isn’t in it, you’re hardly praying. Pray to experience God’s presence, not to try to talk Him out of something.

Humbly pondering nature leads to wondering, to amazement, to awe, to awareness of the Creator, to prayer.

Connecting with God takes more than attending a meeting or saying a prayer. It requires an open, humble heart. True prayer isn’t a do-it-yourself-project. It’s about connecting with God thru self-surrender.

Heart-felt prayer requires courage because it awakens and enlightens your conscience.

Praying together is powerful! One of life’s most amazing experiences is to hear someone pour out their heart to God in prayer.

Let your heart stare
Until you tear
Thru the fog
And become aware
Of God.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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