Praying is a constant challenge – especially in a world where almost nothing and nobody is encouraging us to do it! We’ve got anything and everything to distract us from taking time to open up to God. Pretty common wisdom is to find somewhere quiet – Jesus told his disciples to pray privately;
Matthew 6:5-6 (MSG)
Pray with Simplicity
5 “And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat?
6 “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
But quiet, secluded places are pretty hard to find in London, let alone in the middle of your school day!
So here’s a challenge, an encouragement for Well Youth (and anyone else for that matter) – pray daily for four weeks, starting today. Helpful resources can be found here. Find some time, carve it out, and draw close to God. God’s the CREATOR, God is LOVE, God is ALL POWERFUL and He LISTENS.
He won’t leave you hanging