Whether you pray regularly or you’re struggling to keep Christ at the center of your life, we can all benefit from a more vibrant prayer life. The problem is, the distracting world we inhabit makes it nearly impossible to make this happen. Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life, illustrates the challenge well:
“We are so busy that when we slow down to pray, we find it uncomfortable. We prize accomplishments, production. But prayer is nothing but talking to God. It feels useless, as if we are wasting time. Every bone in our bodies screams, ‘Get to Work.’”
So how do we turn to the Lord in prayer when so many other things are pulling at our attention? How do we pray without the anxiety that we are wasting our time? Listen in to this week’s episode to find out.
This interview with Paul Miller was recorded in 2009, but its call to cultivate a praying life is more relevant today than ever. Paul is the son of Charles Morris’ old pastor and mentor Jack Miller. Here, he explores how Scripture, coupled with the Holy Spirit and spiritual willingness, gives us the tools we need to commune with God.
More on A Praying Life
- For more on how to pray in a distracting world, read this article that offers three ways to get started.
- Is there such a thing as the “perfect prayer”? According to Charles Morris, there is. And it’s the one Jesus taught us to pray. Discover how the structure of this prayer can help us pray more like Jesus.
- Have you ever heard the Lord’s Prayer in the very words Jesus would have spoken? Watch a Chaldean priest deliver the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic.
- All this week and last week, we’ve been talking about how kids and adults can learn to pray. Listen to the 10-part series featuring Nancy Guthrie here. You can hear Nancy’s full interview on last week’s podcast.
- How can you teach the children in your life to pray? Nancy Guthrie’s book is the perfect resource to help them get started.
- We want to pray for you! Click here to send a prayer request to our team.
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