To pray is to open your heart to God’s refreshing air.

The Bible
Begins with the fall
Of humanity;
Jesus with the call
To repent.

Grace freely offers us the opportunity to repent and to walk in freedom from bondage to desires. We can accept or reject that offer.

All around the world people find comfort in talking to God. Will that help you? Try it and see. To the mind, prayer is often just a formality, but to the heart, it’s life-changing reality.

The longing for inner healing is answered by prayer. That healing begins as we connect with and surrender to the living God. A preacher’s prayer is a poor substitute for your own. Praying changes you.

Too often in prayer, we expect God to listen to us, but we aren’t willing to listen to Him. When you pray, if God’s signal to your heart is weak, begin to remove the interference and distractions.

Self-entanglement shrink wraps the human heart with plastic pride. Humble prayer frees the heart to breathe the breath of God.

Humble prayer brings freedom and healing to the heart. Prideful prayer puts more trust in self than in God.

Make prayer perpetual by persistently keeping your awareness focused on the presence of Jesus. Jesus is called the Head of the church. The last time you were in church, did they allow the living Jesus to lead anything? If the living Jesus isn’t allowed to personally lead anything in church, how is He the Head?

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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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