Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)
Today we resume our letters to Libby but we will switch our focus to the Discipline of Prayer. As a reminder, you will play the part of Libby and share your thoughts on the challenges people are having. I need to make one important clarification though; Libby is not expected to be an expert. Rather, Libby simply shares from personal and practical experiences. So, please feel free to chime in even if you have questions yourself. Also, even if you don’t have the time to share, think about how you have addressed the challenge in your life or how you would address it in the life of a loved one.
Please review the Bible passage above and Carla’s challenge below and share your thoughts.
I genuinely have a very strong intent to be a habitual prayer, but intent and reality are miles apart for me. I think if I were to define myself in the matter of praying I would call myself an “event prayer”. I am more inclined to pray because of events rather than as a normal course. Consistent with this definition, I have to confess that I don’t really spend quality time praying. Most times I feel a lot like the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane who kept sleeping instead of praying. In fact, one of the fastest ways for me to fall asleep at night is to start praying.
I need some practical advice on how I can move closer to my intent.
What thoughts would you like to share with Carla?