Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm tired of talking about prayer more than I actually do it.  I'm tired of reading about others who prayed often and fervently, feeling resolutions to do so myself rise up within me only to have them smothered out in a matter of days if not hours by my own business.  Please pray for me concerning this.

Resolved, to pray every day before I go to work and every night after I get home from work, regardless of how tired or late I am running until my life is extinguished or Christ returns.  2-minute, drive-by prayer does not count either.

Pray that God would give me the grace to obtain a real spirit of prayer that would take over my life in a way impossible if I were trying to do so with all of my might.


  1. ouch.

    Your first paragraph expressed what needs to be said for me. What I mean is, I've emailed way too many people and talked about prayer. I've had enormously too many of those resolutions to pray made and broken shamefully quickly. Think, this afternoon while reading that Amy Carmichael biography.

    I needed to read this tonight. Thank you for writing it.

    More though, I need to go put away this laptop and pray tonight.

  2. Some here, with me.

    So many times I resolve to pray, but days later, I find myself not doing it.

    I will pray for you and all of us, that we would pray more.

  3. One of my favorite Paul Washer tweets was this: "Never think that prayer is easy for anyone. All who fight in prayer, must first learn to fight to pray."

    This has helped me enormously and I hope it helps you too, brother! Prayer is our privilege, not our duty. There is such a big difference and God surely knows your desire to pray more fervently. I am right there with you.