For months now, I have felt the need to spend more time in prayer. It is not something that comes easy for me. I struggle to manage my time well. When I do have free time, I’ll admit, spending it in prayer is not the first idea that comes to mind. There are always many other ways I could spend my time, some productive, some just play.
So it is with a bit of trepidation that I begin to write on a subject where I feel such inadequacy. I know that in its simplest form, prayer is just talking with God as one would talk with a friend, so easy even a child can do it. In his book, Lord Teach Me to Pray, Andrew Murray says,
Though in its beginnings prayer is so simple that the feeble child can pray, yet it is at the same time the highest and holiest work to which man can rise.
It is in acknowledging the high and holy work, allowing myself to be vulnerable and come with expectation that the uneasiness comes.
I do not want you dear reader to think that I have it all figured out. If I have learned anything, it is that I still have much to learn.
I am armed with a stack of books that will give insight, direction, and encouragement. Most of which I desperately need myself. I am looking forward to this adventure. Come along with me as I take those next steps and learn more.
Andrew Murray Quote