Monday, 29 March 2010

Too busy not to pray?

During this time of Lent, members of Hornchurch Baptist Church have been reading Bill Hybels' book Too Busy Not to Pray. It is considered by some to be a modern Christian classic.  While some of us are very wary of the seeker sensitive approach to evangelism and church growth espoused by Hybels, this book can be heartily recommended. It is challenging and helpful in developing an authentic prayer life.  I personally found his advice on writing a prayer journal and journalling very sound and worthwhile.  When we write out our prayers and put down words of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication then we are usually focussed and spiritually more alert.  Such journalling can help us go deeper and keep a record of our adventures in prayer.  It is so good to look back through the pages of a prayer journal to see, meditate and reflect on what God has done and is doing in our lives.

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