The First 10 Lessons I Learned About Prayer (1)

The First 10 Lessons I Learned About Prayer (1)

…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. – James 5:16b This piece tremendously blesses us. We do hope it will bless you too and help you to cultivate or improve your prayer life. The First Ten Lessons I Learned About Prayer: 1. The only real mistake we can make in prayer is in not praying. If we pray earnestly, almost anything we do is better than not praying. After all, no father rejects the child’s plea because she did not use the right words or form. He welcomes his child into his arms.  Someone has said, “Nothing never happens when we pray.” 2. No matter how much you pray, you will never be completely satisfied with your prayer life. You will always feel the goal is out there beyond you somewhere. We must work against perfectionism, that mental disease that convinces us because we’re not doing something perfectly, that we should stop it altogether. No matter how ineffective you think your prayers are, believe that they matter to God and keep on praying. 3. The Holy Spirit helps us in our prayer. Romans 8:26 assures us “He helps us in our weakness because we do not know how to pray.” The Greek word translated “helps” is a compound Greek verb “synantilambanomai.”  The “syn” means “together, with us.” 

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