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January 15, 2013

Praying Significant Prayers

How to cultivate a meaningful conversation with the Lord.


"Sometimes I catch myself "chatting" with God, limiting my prayers to superficial things and surface issues, never getting to the heart of the matter. And I've noticed that when others offer prayer requests, they're rarely about spiritual needs. We ask God to heal physical ailments, provide safe travel, and to "be with us."

Of course God cares about these things. But prayer is spiritual work toward a spiritual end. God wants to rub off our rough edges and clean up our character. So why do we settle for talking to him only about the superficial stuff? When our prayers move from the superficial to the significant, we invite God to do no less than a deep, transforming, igniting work in our life and in the lives of those for whom we're praying."

Passage excerpted from Nancy Guthrie's TCW article, "Prayers that Move the Heart of God."

Related Tags: Communication; Conversation; Prayer; Work

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