Today let’s reflect on the different ways that God cares for you as you praise God’s name. Make a list.
Next, look at the story Jesus tells the disciples. What meaning does this prayer have in your daily life? Describe your prayer life.
Personal reflection will help you assess your prayer practice. Assess the basics.
- When am I praying?
- Where am I praying?
- What am I praying for?
- How am I praying?
Describe your prayer practice. Is it a high priority? A low priority? Somewhere in between?
Plan the work. When it comes to prayer, I need to work on …
Remember that prayer is the key that unlocks the gift of faith in our lives. It requires two things: an attitude of complete dependence on God’s mercy and the courage to ask God for what we need.
Lead me, guide me, show me the way to a closer walk with you, O Lord.
This message was adapted from the “Lessons for Today’s Disciples” resource written by Valora K. Starr and available from the Women of the ELCA. The resource is also available in Spanish.