3 Ways You Can Enhance Your Prayer Life

November 17th, 2014 by Elroy Byam

CCBlog_3WaysEnhancePrayerLifeIn Jesus name, amen?

During my formative years, I found myself combining several prayers I’d heard many times before. Some were from my father; others from my mother, and the remainders were crumbs from other church members. On any given day, my prayer would sound something like this.

“We thank you once again for spared life… we know there are so many issues going on around the world today… and keep us, for we cannot keep ourselves…”

I’d heard these renditions a thousand times over. In my teenage mind, I thought these prayers made sense – they always seemed to validate the moment. But that was it – after that, life would go on as if nothing happened, and I felt empty.

I’m now in my late twenty-something year old mind, and I’ve started to realize the importance of prayer as relational rhetoric rather than rehearsed recitation.

Are you feeling like your prayers are mundane? Here are three ways you can spice up your prayer life:

  1. Pray from your HEART, not your HEAD. Proverbs 21:2 says, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.” What’s in your heart that reflects in your prayer?
  2. Seek out a new location. Where do you pray when you begin to get that “rehearsed prayer” feeling? A spontaneous walk outdoors or a silent space can help to change the monotony of someone’s prayer life.
  3. Pray during the good times too. It’s easy to rely on God during the tough times in your life, and then we tend to tuck Him away when things are going well. Praying through the good times as well as the bad articulates to Him our desire for an unconditional relationship.

As Christians, it is important to remember that our prayers are daily conversations with God. Though God knows us inside and out, He desires a more authentic experience – one where we communicate with Him as our Father and our friend. It may seem tough at first, but after awhile you’ll begin to see the possibilities.

Many people place prayer requests in a box. Many people place God in one too.

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4 Responses to “3 Ways You Can Enhance Your Prayer Life”

  1. On November 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm meghrai james tudu responded with... #

    Thanks …….. My prayer life had been the same… I although reminded every time it just slips outta my head

  2. On November 18, 2014 at 4:59 am Dan responded with... #

    Prayer in my everyday Life plays an Important Role. It serves as a weapon against my sinful nature. I consider prayers as if a Hand soap that when I used it it cleanses my Hands against dirt as well as like Toothpaste as a freshener against bad breath and prevents my teeth from decays. These are some of the Basic things that are packed in my Bag where ever I go and so as Prayer that is engraved in my Heart. I Pray before I start and end my Day, in my Meals, failure, and success. Prayer is my Life.

  3. On January 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm vincent responded with... #

    Above all, we should seek the help of the Holy Spirit for HE is the one that helps our weakness in our prayer life. It is the Holy Spirit that helps fire our prayers.

  4. On March 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm bonnie responded with... #

    Regarding Dan’s comment on November 18, 2014: I love the analogies!

    I also really enjoy the energy expressed on the Cross Connections, show…the outside the box, visualizations and analogies expressed. So glad for the program!

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