Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
#129: Paul Miller on How to Cultivate a Praying Life
Whether you pray regularly or you’re struggling to keep Christ at the center of your life, we can all benefit from a more vibrant prayer life. The problem is, the distracting world we inhabit makes it nearly impossible to make this happen. Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life, illustrates the challenge well:
“We are so busy that when we slow down to pray, we find it uncomfortable. We prize accomplishments, production. But prayer is nothing but talking to God. It feels useless, as if we are wasting time. Every bone in our bodies screams, ‘Get to Work.’”
So how do we turn to the Lord in prayer when so many other things are pulling at our attention? How do we pray without the anxiety that we are wasting our time?
This interview with Paul Miller was recorded in 2009, but its call to cultivate a praying life is more relevant today than ever. Paul is the son of Charles Morris’ old pastor and mentor Jack Miller. Here, he explores how Scripture, coupled with the Holy Spirit and spiritual willingness, gives us the tools we need to commune with God.
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