Let’s go deeper into the subject of how to pray. In my last post I suggested four steps to help us enter into prayer. I’d like to explore each of these in more detail in the next few posts.
As we enter into prayer, we first choose to be still. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). That beautiful verse from Psalm 46 is the starting point for prayer; and the verse takes on even more significance as we approach Christmas.
For the next several days, traffic will be crazy and people will be running around finishing their Christmas preparations. I’ve always found it ironic that this time of year which ought to be the most peaceful–the time that we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace–is actually the most hectic. But in order to truly prepare for Christmas, we must allow our hearts and minds to be still. Read more »