Am I enjoying prayer?
MONDAY – 01.04.21 • Read Luke 11:1-4
To enjoy prayer is to simply have a good prayer experience. Be it occasionally, daily or hourly, prayer is meant to be a positive and enriching worship experience. To pray, and enjoy it, is to regularly engage in the practice of prayer, and as a result find a deeper understanding of God, self, others and the world. We pray to lean into God’s goodness and strength. When we pray well, we learn to enjoy it.
⇒ Were you taught how to pray as a child? If so, who taught you, and what were you instructed to do? Think about a time when you prayed in earnest. What were the circumstances surrounding that time of prayer? What did you feel when the prayer was completed?
⇒ Commit to establishing a prayer routine. Pick a quiet place in your home or office. Pray at the same time each day. Start simply, dedicating just a few minutes at first. Pray in a way that works for you. If you enjoy writing, you may want to write out your prayers. You may want to pray out loud. You can pray as you walk or exercise. Consider downloading a prayer app or sign up for a daily devotional email. Find the ways that lead you to richer experiences.
Prayer: Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1)