Monday, October 17, 2011

Monologue Prayer

After being a Christian for many years, I still struggle with prayer.  So often, my prayers are nothing more than lists.  Lists of praises and lists of prayer requests.  Sometimes I include lists of things I have learned through reading the Bible.  Calvin Miller writes "Those whose prayers are unending monologues make themselves a giant mouth while making God a small ear."

Unending monologue.  Whoa.  That is exactly what my prayers are.  It is so hard to remember that prayer is a two-way street.  I need to put my lists away and listen for God's lists to me.
This post is inspired by the book Into the Depths of God by Calvin Miller.

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