God, your Creator, has invited you into an intimate conversation with himself through prayer. You can call on him anytime, from anywhere, in any circumstance. And when the Holy Spirit gets involved, you can discover a whole new way to pray.
Does prayer make any difference? Absolutely! And prayer makes a difference because the living God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside the one praying. Further, when God’s people get together and pray as a community, amazing things happen!
God, help me to be tame in the ways I’m prone to be wild. And help me to be wild in the ways I’m prone to be too tame.
I’ve been there. I’ve been burned out and depressed, discouraged and defeated. I’ve led in atmospheres where every creative idea was smothered by questions rooted in fear. I’ve been distracted by secondary interests. I’ve given into my own emotions and have isolated myself from healthy, life-giving relationships.
I need to lose weight, work out, and rest consistently. I want to be a better husband and Dad. I need to read more books, save and give more money, and share my faith more. But if you want to know the single most important goal I have for the coming year, it is this: to have a more consistent, continual and conversational prayer life with God.