- What does it mean to you to be a Person of Prayer? What lifestyle, values, and priorities does that involve?
- Upward, Inward, Outward. Create rhythm in your prayer life. Also identify if you need to grow in one of these.
- Make your prayers more than just words, but a posture of the heart that turns into action. What action is your prayer fuelling?
in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Richard Foster: To pray is to change.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
Richard Forster: [God] welcomes us home: home to serenity and peace and joy, home to friendship and fellowship and openness, home to intimacy and acceptance and affirmation.
Work for the good of the city where I’ve taken you… and pray to the Lord for it.
Anthony Bloom: A prayer makes sense only if it is lived.
Ronald Dunn: It is the life that prays… we cannot divorce our living from our praying.