If we are honest with ourselves, we all would want our private times with the Lord reflect what Isaiah describes: “Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary” (Isaiah 40:31).
There are a few basic, but essential, steps for a personal prayer life that will be indescribably rewarding.
1. Make time for God. If you want to develop a relationship with someone, you need to spend time with that person. Be deliberate and committed. Get alone with God and refuse to be interrupted. Just talk with Him as you would with a friend.
2. Choose a place. If possible, find a corner you can set aside just for this. When you do nothing in that spot but talk with God, it will become sacred to you. And as soon as you enter, God will prepare you for His presence. That’s a wonderful way to begin.
3. Understand the purpose. Are our needs important to God? Yes. But the true purpose of prayer is to commune with God, to be enclosed with Him. The true purpose of your prayer time is to become like Christ.
We will live no better than we pray, work no better than we pray. Through it, God will turn our human power into supernatural power.
Let this awesome privilege begin to change everything for you, today.
Mike and Daphne