Ten Things I’m Learning about Prayer

  1. If you REALLY want to get God’s attention in prayer, it’s not by being eloquent or using big words, but by being honest and shooting straight with Him.
  2. The power of praying aloud is ELECTRIC!
  3. Prayer is not about poetry or posture, but about engaging the heart.
  4. When it comes to the “power of prayer,” the power is not in the person doing the praying, but in the One who hears the prayer.
  5. God’s not moved by the length of a prayer, but by your humility (Luke 18:9-14).
  6. Prayers, even short and informal, are VERY significant.
  7. There is no secret formula, no special phrases and no exact patterns you must follow to get God to hear you, just ask in Jesus’ name.
  8. Praying with my wife is incredible. It lets me see into the special places of her heart.
  9. I should never be too busy to pray. Just as much as I love to hear from my children, God loves to hear from me.
  10. There will are plenty of times when I don’t have service on my cell phone … BUT I will ALWAYS be connected to God through prayer… any time and any place … I have PERFECT reception and service.
What have you learned about prayer?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Kim Robinson says:

    I have learned that when there is no peace, there is peace in prayer.

    I have learned that when I pray, God works.

    I have learned that when I am in a seemingly impossible situation, God knows EVERYTHING about the situation. Things I know and things I don’t know. So He alone can perfectly handle the situation. ( I have to remind myself of this one constantly!!)

    I have learned that prayer brings me closer to God.

    I have learned that when I pray scripture, powerful things happen.

    I have learned that when I don’t pray I have a much harder time seeing my circumstances through God.

    I have learned hurts are healed through prayer.

    I have learned hearts are moved through prayer.

    I have learned when I feel alone, God is with me, especially when I pray.

    I have learned my heart changes when I pray.

    I have learned I feel closest to my husband when we spend time together in prayer.

  2. jel says:

    ya don’t have to have a app. for it!

    ya can take with ya were ever ya go ,and it’s free!

  3. vanilla says:

    I have learned that Elizabethan English is not required to get God’s ear.

  4. Lura says:

    I sometimes wonder if I am the pesky child, you know the one who is always tapping Momma’s arm while saying Mommy, Mommy, Mommy until she in frustration says, “What!””

    I seem to always be thinking some request of God or singing silently a hymn, usually “I Need Thee Every Hour”.

    My favorite time to pray is upon rising, before turning on any lights, on my knees as first light begins in the Eastern sky…..praying for the ability to live the day to His honor and glory and asking for the blessings on specific requests relating to the needs that have arisen.

    I could not get through the day without talking to God.

  5. Wendy says:

    I have learned that prayer is more abouut changing me than about presenting a wishlist to God for His action.

  6. Good stuff, Trey! Thanks!

  7. Donovan says:

    I have learned that sometimes it is the person who is praying, because of the relationship they already have with God. I’ve been reading Jeremiah lately, and that’s part of what I get out of the first part of chapter 15… “even if Moses & Samuel prayed for these people.”

    Related to that one, it hit me that God puts a lot of stock in our prayers. I think that’s why He tells Jeremiah on several occasions (chapter 7, 11, & 14) not to pray for the people, because He didn’t want to grant Jeremiah’s request and He knew He would because He’s loving and merciful. Maybe that’s putting too much of “me” into my vision of God, but that’s how it seems to me right now.

  8. Becky says:

    Even when we feel we can’t find all the right words, pray anyway. God knows the pain in our heart and the chaos in our minds

  9. Lori says:

    I’m continuing to learn that prayer isn’t always about me “talking” to God, but listening to Him!

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