How to Pray
by Pastor Andy Payton
The only request the disciples appear to have asked of Jesus is that he teach them how to pray (see Luke 11). They didn’t necessarily ask him what to believe; instead, their question centered around how to believe. So, what is prayer? Within this unassuming, seemingly basic question lies a crucial, in-depth understanding of what it is to be Christian. Many of us attempt, albeit unsuccessfully, to bend God’s will to our own desires; however, a true Christian who lives a life of prayer actively brings their will into harmony with God. They intentionally seek to intertwine their lives with God every day, every hour, through prayer.
Below are a list of prayer practices:
A Method For Centering Prayer
A Method For Creating A Personal Breath Prayer
A Process For Personal Lectio Divina
The Examen: A Nightly Prayer