Focus on Prayer
We're fellow travelers along the spiritual path, driven by a burning desire for relationship with God through Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We've found some things that help us and help others. We hope they'll be of help to you.
Why pray at all is a pretty basic place to start your exploration. If God knows everything and if He controls everything and if His will is done, what are we trying to accomplish by going to Him? And then there are all the different types of prayer: praise and thanksgiving, petition and supplication, contrition and confession. How about intercessory, healing, contemplative? Of course, for each type of prayer, there are methods for how to get the most out of it whether you're trying centering prayer, prayer walking, or even lectio divina.
We also explore the use of specific prayers like the Lord's Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, or the Sinner's Prayer, among others. There may be a role for some of these prayers in your life. Similar to lectio divina, or praying the scriptures, you may find that these "pre-made" prayers act as a launching pad to something infinitely deeper than the recitation of words.
One aspect of Christianity sometimes overlooked is Spiritual Warfare. We address the truth about the Spiritual Warfare battlefield. We are spiritual beings living, temporarily, in physical bodies. What appears to be our physical world actually exists in the midst of a spiritual universe. And it is a battlefield; Ephesians 6:12 makes that clear. In that battle, we are given weapons to resist the attacks of the enemy. (Ephesians 6:11-18) We have some specific information for you that many have found helpful.
Because of the wonderful results that prayer can bring, there's always the danger that
it can wind up taking the place in our hearts that God should have. By that I mean the tool of prayer and the
results it brings become our focus. What God is providing and what we ask Him to provide becomes more important
than God Himself.
So please feel free to explore this web site and take whatever you need to improve your relationship with your Heavenly Father. People from more than 140 countries across the globe and from every state in the United States already have. Join them.
Last Updated January, 2012
Focus on Prayer is a project of Surrendered Lives Ministries.
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