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Powered by 4 - July 11, 2012

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Earnest Examples

today's reading.
Luke 22:39-46Psalms 5:1-2Psalms 25:1-5Psalms 28:1-2   And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him...

the blog.
Today I thought it would be a good to take a few minutes and examine and consider how each of us pray. So here come the questions: On average, how many times do you pray each day? What do you typically pray about and for? What's your usual prayer demeanor? Are you an earnest prayer? In other words, when you pray are you focused and do you expect something to happen?

As I asked myself these questions, I realized there are plenty of times when my prayers fall short of earnestness--I might be in a rut or maybe I'm praying about something because "that's just something you always pray for" or I let busyness rule my life which pushes aside meaningful interaction with God. Whatever the case, reading scriptures on prayer the past week or so has reminded me that I need to be praying earnestly (with focus, intensity and expectation) all the time. 

So what'd you find out from your "prayer assessment"? How does praying with earnestness impact you? What about your relationship with God? Tami W.

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