“Pray As You Can, Not as You Can’t”
By Mother Laurie
That’s the beginning of prayer, in case you’re wondering. Pray as you can, not the way someone else prays, or the way you think you should, or with big words-- at least not unless these things bring you closer to the heart of God.
Some of these ideas might get you into a prayerful space. Or maybe none will resonate for you, so spend time asking God what He would have you do. You may be surprised at the answer.
Prayer should be a natural expression of your relationship with God—sing, dance, or paint your prayers!! Get to know God better by opening your heart to his presence in ways that feel natural to you. Our Sunday service models certain ways to pray, but certainly not the only ways to pray. I read one Chinese prayer that begins with this line: “Dear God, change the world, and begin with me…” Prayer changes the world one heart at a time. Begin by letting God change your heart now.