Sunday, 17 November 2013

Advice on prayer

Reading the magazine Christianity recently and in an article about Pete Grieg the man behind the 24-7 Prayer initiative I came across the following question and answer about prayer:

"Justin Brierley:  Any advice for those who want to start praying, or want to pray better?

Pete Greig: Keep it simple. Don't try and pray your way to the top of the staircase - pray the next step. Keep it real, especially if you're the one suffering. God can handle anger. He can handle honesty. The Bible is more honest than most churches.

And then, keep it up - Jesus explicitly says your're going to have to persevere in prayer. Sometimes prayer is like stacking dominoes, and you pray the same prayer that you've prayed 1,000 times before and the whole lot comes through, and it was just that you didn't give up too soon. So keep it simple, keep it real, and keep it up."

Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it up.

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