Tauren Wells “When We Pray”(Devotional #6)

As maturing believers, we must learn to pray ΓÇ£in the Spirit.ΓÇ¥ This means not simply praying under the guidance of our own small intellect but allowing the Spirit to actually lead us in prayer. When I was growing up, church folks would call this ΓÇ£praying through.ΓÇ¥ I had one friend whose mom always encouraged him to pray until he had ΓÇ£prayed through.ΓÇ¥

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Tauren Wells “When We Pray” (Devotional #5)

A friend once told me that if you donΓÇÖt have a time and place to pray, it wonΓÇÖt happen, and I think he was right. Having a set time and place or an appointment on the calendar helps in making our prayer life more consistent. Sometimes when God wants to take us ΓÇ£a little further,ΓÇ¥ He calls us to change not the length of our prayer time but the consistency of it.

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Tauren Wells “When We Pray”(Devotional #4)

I read a book several years ago that transformed the way I prayed. ItΓÇÖs called Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, and now I read it every year. In it, Batterson emphasizes the point that in order to see God work in a specific way in our lives, we must pray specifically; conversely, general prayers get general answers.

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Tauren Wells “When We Pray” (Devotional #2)

I have often heard it said, in one way or another, that prayer is good but that ultimately you have to do something. Although I completely agree with that statement, I have to admit that in my own life, IΓÇÖm typically very good at ΓÇ£doing something,ΓÇ¥ even while the track record of my prayer life is dismal. From my perspective, we are quick to act and slow to pray when it ought to be that we are quick to pray so that our activity is directed by the clarity and understanding we receive when God aligns our hearts with His.

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