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3 Steps to a Stronger Prayer Life
Pulse check: How’s your prayer life?
If you don’t love your answer to this question, that’s ok! We’re here for the conversation, no matter where you’re at.
See, we all have to start somewhere. Some of us are lifelong prayer warriors that have witnessed larger-than-life miracles as a result of our prayers. Others of us just pray before dinner because it seems like the right thing to do.
No matter where you fall on that spectrum, be encouraged in knowing that we all have room to grow—there is no such thing as “arriving” or having a perfect prayer life!
Today, let’s take a step (or three) in the right direction together.
What’s Step 1?
Think through what’s stopping you from having an even stronger prayer life. Are you…
…Questioning what difference your prayers will make?
…Frustrated because God didn’t answer a prayer the way you wanted?
…Doubting what He is capable of?
Whatever your reason is for feeling held back from a thriving prayer life, identify it, and it’ll lead you right into step 2.
What’s Step 2?
This might sound ironic, but… your next step is to PRAY about it!
Pray about praying?
Precisely. Invite God in! Even if you don’t think it will make a difference at all, pray about your prayer life. Tell God what’s holding you back from talking with Him more and ask Him to work in your heart to change it. Ask Jesus to restore your trust in Him, show you how powerful He is, or stretch you to have greater faith.
I’ll give it a go. Then what?
Step 3 is to remind yourself what God can do and what He has done for you in the past. If your prayer life is held back by doubting God will answer, it’s time to prove yourself wrong!
If you need help getting started as you think about what God can do, we’ve got you covered here. There’s no shortage of stories when it comes to God answering prayers in India! He’s working miracles day in and day out—delivering people from evil spirits, healing diseases, freeing people from addictions, and restoring families. He is so worthy of our praise and can handle any prayer request you’ve got.
We’ll be back in a couple of weeks with another Difference Maker Devotional that will show you just how powerful prayer can be. Until then, keep reminding yourself of what God has done for you. And if you want to take it a step further, write down everything you think of. Pretty soon, you’ll have a list of reminders of God’s faithfulness to you!
- Pray that God would show you His faithfulness in answering prayer.
- Pray for your own faith to increase, ultimately leading you into a closer relationship with Him!
- Ask God to remind you of the ways He has moved in your life, spurring you on to trust Him with your prayers in the future.
Got the 3 steps down? Here’s a recap:
- Identify what’s holding you back from having a stronger prayer life—no matter what your starting point is.
- Pray about it! Ask God to work in your heart and change whatever it is that’s hindering your prayer life.
- Reflect on what He’s done. How has God shown up for you? Write it down!
Stay tuned for eye-opening stories on the power of prayer!