Tauren Wells “When We Pray”(Devotional #6)

As maturing believers, we must learn to pray “in the Spirit.” This means not simply praying under the guidance of our own small intellect but allowing the Spirit to actually lead us in prayer. When I was growing up, church folks would call this “praying through.” I had one friend whose mom always encouraged him to pray until he had “prayed through.”

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Tauren Wells “When We Pray” (Devotional #5)

A friend once told me that if you don’t have a time and place to pray, it won’t happen, and I think he was right. Having a set time and place or an appointment on the calendar helps in making our prayer life more consistent. Sometimes when God wants to take us “a little further,” He calls us to change not the length of our prayer time but the consistency of it.

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Tauren Wells “When We Pray”(Devotional #4)

I read a book several years ago that transformed the way I prayed. It’s called Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, and now I read it every year. In it, Batterson emphasizes the point that in order to see God work in a specific way in our lives, we must pray specifically; conversely, general prayers get general answers.

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