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11/19/2014

Do you like coffee or tea or hot chocolate?

Then you might like this prayer by Richard Foster too…

‘Somehow Jesus, I like praying with a cup of coffee (tea or hot choc) in my hands

I guess the warmth of the cup settles me and speaks of the warmth of your love.

I hold the cup against my cheek and listen, hushed and still

I blow on the coffee and drink. O Spirit of God, blow across my life and let me drink in your great life.’

How beautiful is this prayer? Using a hot drink to help us connect with God. Wow!

What else could you use to help draw you into a conversation with God?

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11/18/2014

If you struggle to pray, something I find helpful sometimes is using the acronym ACTS. That stands for: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication [Requests].

While those do not cover all aspects of prayer, it is helpful to move us away from the kind of prayer that gets stuck in us just asking God for things.

Start of by adoring God simply for who He is, not what He does for us. Then confess whatever sin you have struggled with of late and accept His forgiveness. Take some time to give God thanks. End of by presenting prayer requests and needs you might have.

Or choose just one or two of those and see where the conversation goes…

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11/17/2014

‘God doesn’t drive an ambulance,’ someone said to me the other day.

I love that. God has never panicked. He is never late.

You may well be facing a real emergency, or you may feel that God should have shown up with the goods ages ago. But God sees things that you don’t see.

If he hasn’t answered your prayers the way you hoped (yet?), there’s a perfect reason. His wisdom, timing and provision are spot on.

‘For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’ (Isaiah 55v9 – http://bit.ly/1ow3BkH )

How can that shape your prayers today?

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11/12/2014

Our prayers don’t need to be sooo long! They don’t need to be so wordy

‘Less is more’ is sometimes so true for prayer

A guy called Richard Foster prays this 3-lined prayer:

‘Let me enter your heart, O God

Let me see what breaks your heart

Let my heart be broken too. Amen’

What do you think? For me it’s a prayer with so much depth.

Praying those words is tough. But perhaps those are the words God is asking you to pray today?

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