ChristFit Spiritual Workout 09/09/14 – Heart

Many of us struggle in prayer because we see it as a task that we must perform rather than a privilege to be in the presence of God. This struggle, in my experience, is directly connected with our openness to the Holy Spirit guiding us in prayer. Deep, life-giving prayer times come when we set aside the ‘task’ of prayer and allow our souls to be open to God’s presence.

Today’s workout is to examine the presence of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Only when we understand that God is present in and through us in prayer can we fully immerse our lives in prayer.

Workout levels –

All levels – Read the chapter “The Holy Spirit and Prayer” from the classic work of E.M. Bounds “Reality of Prayer”. It is available here:

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/bounds/reality.xiv.html

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