Matthew 6:5-8; Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17.
As we look back on our teaching series, we need to remember that this isn’t a “pick and mix” list of different aspects of prayer, where we can just choose the things we like or find easiest, and ignore the ones that feel harder!
For both our personal and shared prayer lives to be filled with “the essential energy for mission & ministry”, all that we have looked at (and more!) needs to be included! We need to think creatively about how we bring it all together so that there is a vibrancy to our prayer lives. That can include praying on our own, in prayer triplets, and as a whole church community together. We can pray on our knees, sitting down or standing up. We can pray at home, on the bus, at work, in church. We can write a prayer journal, send a prayer encouragement by email, or talk to each other. The creativity we can bring to our devotion to prayer is endless.