Recently I asked one of my Bible classes this question: What helps your prayer life? Let me share some of their answers:
- Finding a special place to pray.
- Praying at a set time every day.
- It helps me to pray when I know someone else is praying for me.
- Struggles help me talk to God.
- I have learned that praying while on my knees not only makes me feel closer to God, but it keeps me focused on my prayers.
- A prayer group of women I met with once a week to pray for my sons when they were younger.
- Daily devotionals.
- Wife and children.
- Knowing that God is always there and listens, no matter how small the request.
- Seeing my prayers answered.
These are great suggestions, aren’t they? And you know something – they are all biblical. Take a look:
- One day Jesus was praying in a certain place (Luke 11:1).
- Three times a day Daniel got down on his knees and prayed (Daniel 6:10).
- Brethren, pray for us (1 Thessalonians 5:25).
- Is any among you afflicted? let him pray (James 5:13).
- He kneeled down, and prayed with them all (Acts 20:36).
- Paul found women who gathered for prayer by a river (Acts 16:13).
- I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee (Psalm 88:9).
- They all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed (Acts 21:5).
- Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6).
- Call unto me, and I will answer (Jeremiah 33:3).
Need help with your prayer life? Try the above suggestions. – Keith Parker,The Lincoln Light Bulletin July 1, 2007