5 Day Kickstarter For Your Soul (Day 2): A Tip On Prayer

Today is Day 2 of 5 in a quick mini-series of short posts designed to help you move forward in your relationship with God.  I hope you found Day 1 about idolatry helpful.

What did God show you?  You can go back to the comments section to see what God showed me, and, to share what God showed you.

A young woman quietly prays among a field of wheat.

Scripture

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.  (Jude 20-21)

Follow The Spirit’s Prompting

Each day in this series I’ll be sharing a tip on growing closer to God from Christian leaders.  The tips come from my new project on Keeping God First.  You can get it for free just below this post.

One practical guideline has helped me grow in the life of prayer. A long time ago I heard Martyn Lloyd-Jones say that he didn’t want to give any instructions for prayer (when, how long, what format, etc.) except this: that every time we sense the Holy Spirit prompting us to pray, we should pray. The Spirit wants us to pray, and as we attend to his voice, prayer becomes a more natural and pervasive part of our daily experience, and we walk more intimately with our Savior.

— Philip Ryken, President of Wheaton College

Author of Why Everything Matters: The Gospel in Ecclesiastes

If you’d like to explore this area further, check out John Piper’s sermons on ‘Learning To Pray In The Spirit & The Word’, parts 1 & 2.

Today’s Challenge

To what extent do you live your day with a sense of the Spirit’s presence?  Consider taking a moment at the beginning of each day for the rest of this week and inviting him to prompt you to pray.

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  • Hey everyone. I did take a moment and invite the Spirit to prompt me to pray today, and I’ll do it through the end of the week. (And hopefully beyond.) I haven’t experienced any fireworks, but I know that God hears my prayers, and I did pray in many little moments of the day, so I’ll call that a victory.