Last week I had an interesting conversation with our bug man. That’s right! The gentleman that helps make sure we don’t get infested with pesty insects, termites, and rodents came to inspect and treat our home. He was rather talkative, but delightful I must say. He did not have your typical, “I hate my job attitude. He seemed to really care about his work and helping us.
After asking several insect related questions, he noticed and commented on the many boxes that were stacked in our dining room. I told him about my new devotional Bible study, Remind Me and he went on about his business.
Now here is where the interesting part comes in. After completing his work, he returned to give me his assessment and then randomly said, “Please pray for my wife. She’s having surgery next week.”
Why was that interesting?
This man doesn’t know me at all, but because he saw me reading my Bible and discovered I had written a Bible study, his thought process must have been, “Well then, she must pray. And my wife needs prayer. I’m going to go out on a limb and ask her to pray for us.”
Delighted by his request for prayer, I affirmed that I would be glad to pray for his wife. I wondered after he left if he prays. I say this because so often praying is the most difficult thing for believers to do. Talking to God seems so passive to many. But prayer is not at all passive. Prayer is necessary and a much needed part of the Christian life. Prayer can also become mundane and awkward. Many have told me that prayer feels one-sided, unheard, and hard.
Praying is the most interactive way we can communicate with God and because of that, we should infuse our lives with prayer.
Do you find this challenging?
What if I showed you a simple, 7-step plan that would energize your prayer life, making your time talking to God abundant and delightful?
Then, what if we practiced this plan, together, every day for 14 days. Do you think that would infuse energy and delight into your prayer time with God?
So here’s how this will work. I’ll post one step per day for the first seven days and together, each day, we will practice that one step. Beginning week 2, we will implement the entire 7-step plan for seven consecutive days. All total this will be a 14-day challenge. Sound like fun?
If you’d like to join me in this 14-day challenge, click here and subscribe to the 14-Day Prayer Challenge Facebook Group.
Not on Facebook? No worries. I’ll post the 7-step plan as a digital download on my blog in July.
I encourage you to pass this along to your friends so they too can learn to infuse their lives with fruitful, abundant, delightful time with God!