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stages of prayer

Recently a teacher gave a sketch of his development as a praying person: helpless, work and love. Here’s how I illustrate them:

Helpless – “Oh God help me!”

Work – “O Lord, I obediently come to you.”

Love – “Compassionate, merciful and loving Father, I thank you for your presence when I sit, as I go, and when I stumble. I praise you for you kindness in bringing me to yourself. May I love you more and more so that as you fill me I may serve you with a full heart.”

Certainly, we are often helpless. Sometimes prayer is a duty. But through duty we can find delight, and a growing love for the Father. May our love grow so that we agree with the psalmist:

Here’s the sermon by Tim Keller.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/timothy-keller-sermons-podcast-by-gospel-in-life/id352660924?i=1000452163967

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God is our rock!

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For his glory…

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Remember…

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Stories of Prayer

15-20 years ago God began to deepen and enliven my prayers.

God has used many teachers who have had significant input into that growth…

Tim Keller is among them and in this teaching he summarizes some helpful lessons learned from his own development.

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/timothy-keller-sermons-podcast-by-gospel-in-life/id352660924

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Don’t be distracted…

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Pause and consider…

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