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Prayer is like breathing

RobynHerself's picture

Do you find it difficult to pray, or do you find prayer as natural as breathing?

For some, it seems to us that prayer is as they air they breathe, rising from the heart, a continual fragrant offering to God.

For others, it feels like a task, difficult to get past handing God a "to do" list.

We want move from a "Honey-Do" type of prayer life to a continual stream of communication with God.

Share some things you have found helpful in growing in prayer. We may explore these ideas more fully in future discissions.

amackay's picture

Prayer is like breathing

Two quick thoughts.

John Wesley's book "How To Pray: The Best of John Wesley" is good for people that are new to being a Christian or have been a Christian for a while. John Wesley was a preacher of the 18th century that was well know and respected for his preaching and belief of Father God and Jesus Christ. He eventually helped start the Methodist church.

The second thought is Madame Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mothe Guyon's (Madame Guyon) book "Short and Easy Method of Prayer". This is available here at CCEL. It is a very well respected and well regarded book thru out the years. She lived 1647 - 1717. Additionally, her biography is available here. I have not finished her book yet but have found it to be very good. She feels that when you pray you need to take time to listen to God. That is very important, but many of us seem to rush or be in a hurry. When I finish the work and perhaps go thru it a coupe times I will add more commentary.

Alex J. MacKay