The Practice of Prayer
By Amy Orr-Ewing
It’s very easy to feel like a failure with regard to prayer. It’s something that, as Christians, a lot of us struggle with. We feel like we’re always falling short, that we should be doing more. And this may be partly to do with the models of prayer that are held up for us, spiritual giants of days gone by who spent hours in prayer every day, often supported by domestic staff to cook meals and clean the house, as well as childcare provided by others. Such great men and women of the monastery and mission field can seem far removed from us today with the professional cut and thrust that we live with. So today we’re going to look at how we can explore practically and without guilt what it looks like for 21st century families, with jobs and other commitments, what it looks like for people like us to grow deeper in prayer.
(Run time for this talk is 30 minutes.)