Sunday – Feb. 14, 2016
Passport to Prayer
Matthew 6:6: But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Prayer can be intimidating. Few people really think they are good prayers! But look closely at this verse. Jesus encourages us to humbly seek God as we pray. It’s not something we do so others will see us pray. No, prayer is much more personal and private. It’s a two-way conversation between us and God.
Designate a special place as your “prayer spot” for throughout Lent. Then, every day, make this the place where you quietly participate in the Passport to Prayer devotion. Make this a comfortable location. Have a Bible nearby. Place anything else in the area which would make it meaningful for you. Designate a time when you will sit in your “prayer spot” daily and use this passport.
Lord, I believe there are other people who have this praying thing figured out. Yet, I long for this two-way communication with you. Remind me that my words are sufficient. Assure me prayer is less about me doing it right and more about us simply spending time together. May I discover a richer experience with you these 40 days of Lent. Amen.
I have put together a Passport of Prayer for Lent 2016. Would you like the complete Passport to Prayer guide? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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