Three Ways You Should Pray

“And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart”

Jeremiah 29:13

Ponder This

Many times we pray trying to impress someone in our group, but the early Christians weren’t trying to impress anybody. They were desperate. They prayed with intensity, fervency and specificity. They prayed to God, not to impress one another.

What have you learned about intense prayer? When you’re in a crisis, you learn how to pray with intensity, don’t you?

Many of us prayed this morning, but if I were to ask, you might not be able to tell me specifically what you prayed for if it was just a general prayer with no real intensity.

I love Jeremiah 29:13, where God says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Sometimes we don’t feel like praying, so we say we’ll just skip it.

Practice This

Don’t feel like praying? Continue in prayer until you do feel like it. Friend, if there’s ever a time that you need to pray, it’s when you don’t feel like it. Pray—not only frequently but fervently.