Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eight Ways to a Strong Prayer Life

Above from Google Images
1. Time – You must have definite, regular, frequent, adequate time. You will not find time, you must make time. Real prayer will save time!
2. Place – Find the best place to get your praying done for deepest concentration.
3. Detach and Relax! – Detach from all distractions and release all mental, emotional, and body tension caused by doubts, fears, guilt, resentments and false attitudes.
4. Selection – You can’t pray about everything at one time. Life is too complex. Select one item each time you pray.
5. Concentrate – Glittering generalities are as worthless in praying as in thinking. Be focused in prayer as well as in thinking.
6. Presence – Without real Presence there can be no real praying, only auto suggestion and subjective delusion. So learn how to realize the Presence of God whenever you wish to pray.
7. Communion – Prayer is a heart-to-heart conversation with God. Make your time count!
8. Practice! – Everyday, every hour do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, for apart from Him you can do nothing.

(Sharing magazine, A Journal of Christian Healing, Jan/Feb 2012,  reprinted{with revisions} from the June/July 1982 issue.)
cf.  Parish Bulletin, Feb. 5, 2012

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