Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Prayers cause things

I struggle to pray. I struggle to make time to pray, and then when I do pray, I struggle to keep at it amidst the many things pulling at me, crying out to be done. I feel so pragmatic in my mindset that the idea of stopping all activity and bowing at my desk or kneeling by a chair and speaking to an unseen God feels like I'm being unproductive. After all, there's so much to DO! But I think I also struggle to persist in prayer is because of the things I've prayed for so many years which appear to have gone unanswered. I expect we all have prayers like that -- and some of us have even stopped praying them because it's too difficult to keep asking in faith. They've become prayers of unbelief. Well, in the midst of such challenges, I came across a wonderful video clip of John Piper teaching on prayer. The final words of this clip have been echoing in my spirit for over a week now, and I want to share it with you. Take a look, and be encouraged -- prayer matters!

© 2008 by Ken Peters

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