In general, my prayer life is something I've been working on for the last couple of years, beginning with Jim Cymbala's study, When God's People Pray and going on to his books Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; Fresh Power and Spirit Rising. While I'd heard of the Brooklyn Tabernacle before thanks to its renowned Choir, I wasn't at all familiar with Cymbala until reading the first guide, and then I fell in love with everything he had to say about prayer and Holy Spirit moving. I can't recommend his books highly enough. He is on to something!
Other books that have proven helpful on the subject of prayer include Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman P. Grubb and The Kneeling Christian, author unknown. I've just begun The Daniel Prayer study at church, a video series led by Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. We've only just covered the first lesson in which we learn about Anne's approach to Bible study. Perhaps a whole other subject, but one she clearly feels is important before looking at the matter of prayer.
Prayer is one of the foundational disciplines of the Christian life and growing our prayer life is important. Though I can't think of a specific time when God infused my writing with His thoughts and desires, I think He has done so in spite of my failure to faithfully invite Him into my writing. When I look back at some of my blog posts, both here and on my personal blog, I'm often amazed at the depth I find.
"That was me?"
No, that was Him! To God be the glory; He is faithful when we are not. Word of God, speak!
"Please let me stay and rest in your holiness."
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