#ec1dot12 - The Jesus Gym: Pumped up Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven...Why is it so difficult to talk to you? You are supposed to be our Father and friend and yet, talking to you seems so awkward at times.
But it is talking that we do, even if it is just Another Empty Conversation
Last week we discussed the workout of reading God’s word every on a consistent basis and this week we turn our discussion into the discussion about our discussion with God.
On Today’s topic, and all the other topics in this series, we center our discussion around what is known as a SWOT analysis. It measures the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that are involved in setting up a plan to pray more consistently.
We feel that doing a good personal assessment is the first step in making a plan that sticks. And the SWOT analysis is a great way to make a personal assessment. Each week we post our collective SWOTs for the topic on our blog and we have even made a template for you if you wish to do your own assessment.
Praying to the God you can’t see poses challenges - there is no denying it. But the experience of prayer is something felt - Like the electricity in the air when you are in the presence of someone who deeply love.
Still, we should not be discouraged when we don’t feel that electricity. Even the disciples fell asleep when Jesus asked them to pray with him in his time of greatest need.
Instead of feeling defeated, disheartened, use that uneasiness as a prompt to push in closer, speak bolder, and build some spiritual muscle.
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