Really Present, Really Listening

A classmate shared today about an interview with Mother Theresa, in which she was asked about her prayer life with God. When asked what she said in prayer, she answered, "Nothing. I listen." When asked what God said, she answered, "Nothing. He listens." How powerful and true. Often we are taught (though don't necessarily "do") to … Continue reading Really Present, Really Listening

5 Simple Moments of Blessing

Here are some simple ways to invite God into your day through blessing. Many of us bless our meals, whether we eat at home, at a restaurant, or on the go. We may also say prayers of blessing at bedtime, and again when we send our families off to school and work in the morning. … Continue reading 5 Simple Moments of Blessing

Praying as God’s Child

I was reminded this week of the importance of "just" spending time in prayer with God. Often, we get caught up in the prayer needs that surround us, including our own. We focus our prayers on the needs of others, or on the obstacles that lie in our path. The Bible tells us, in 2 … Continue reading Praying as God’s Child

31 Days of Prayer Starters

If you would like to grow daily in your prayer life, here are some ways to get started. These are simple but powerful prayers, and you can choose one each day for a month. You can even choose just one that is meaningful to you, and repeat it each day. You can add more, from … Continue reading 31 Days of Prayer Starters

Conversation Starters with God

These conversation starters are offered to help you begin talking with God. Set aside 15 minutes of your morning or evening. Choose one of these each day that speaks to your heart … or try some ideas of your own! Enjoy your time with God. 1. Make a list of 3 things that happened today … Continue reading Conversation Starters with God

Praying God’s Best for Your Loved Ones

It breaks your heart when someone you love believes lies - about themselves, about others, about God. How do you pray for them? Always remember when praying for others that you want to pray God's best for them ... His will (not yours) ... by His power and Spirit (not yours) ... and that God … Continue reading Praying God’s Best for Your Loved Ones

Learning to Pray: Second Step

How was your first week of talking with God? Let's take another step and deepen the conversation just a bit. Today, set aside five minutes to talk with God. If it's early morning, tell Him what you're looking forward to today. If it's afternoon, tell Him what's been good about your day so far. If … Continue reading Learning to Pray: Second Step