Most of us want to grow in our prayer life, but we just aren’t sure where to start.
In the Intentional By Grace Book Club we are talking this week about the spiritual discipline of prayer. We’re learning that God’s Word makes it clear that Jesus expects us to pray.
Colossians 4:2 says,
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
If you continue reading in this part of Colossians you’ll find Paul requesting prayer from the church at Colossae.
He’s asking them to pray for open doors for the message of the gospel to go forth and that he might proclaim the message clearly.
Of all the spiritual disciplines, prayer is second only to Bible intake.
And women have traditionally been a great resource in prayer, but sometimes we don’t pray the way we should.
I believe there are 5 reasons we don’t pray the way we should, and I outlined those reasons in a post a while back.
One of the reasons we don’t pray the way we should is because we simply don’t know how to pray.
In light of our struggles with prayer, I want to share some encouragement and provide some resources to help you grow in your prayer life.
I did a video on my YouTube channel sharing about 5 of my favorite resources to help you grow in your prayer life. You can check it out here.
Prayer Notebook or Prayer Journal
Two of the most popular posts here on Intentional By Grace are my prayer notebook and my prayer journal.
BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER TIPS PLAYLIST:
For more videos on Bible study and prayer, you can check out my YouTube playlist here.
Books & Movies to Encourage Your Prayer Life
Below are some of my favorite books and movies to inspire your prayer life.
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War Room ::
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer ::
Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritans Prayers by Arthur Bennett ::
Praying the Bible, by Donald S. Whitney ::
One of the main reasons for lack of godliness in our lives is a slack prayer life.
That’s humbling isn’t it?
Too little time, too many kids, too many responsibilities cannot be an excuse when it comes to the amount of time we spend praying.
We must we women who pray.
Starting today, may we be women who are diligent to cultivate the discipline of prayer in our lives, and I hope that this small attempt at providing a few resources to encourage a deeper prayer life will be found helpful.
Watch the videos, choose a book or two to read, and begin purposefully pursuing a purposeful and intentional prayer life for the glory of God!