". . ., but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. Romans 8:26

I invite you to explore and reflect on the ways that we become more aware of how we can interact with God. I will discuss ways that we can become more sensitive and aware of God's presence in our daily life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Welcome! I am going to use this site to discuss having an active life of prayer. We know that prayer is a conversation with God, but we sometimes get tongue-tied and do not know how to start or how to continue praying and talking to God.

Praying is talking to God. But, we live in a world where we carry on too many conversations at one time. We eat and talk with friends while we talk and text on a phone or computer while watching the latest news updates. How do we fit our conversation with God into this picture?

The first step is to pay attention. Praying is not a part of multi-tasking. God will give us God's full attention--we need to do the same. Pick a time and a quiet place to talk with God. Allow 5 minutes. This could be in a room in your home, your car in the garage or parking lot, pick a place where you will not be interrupted.

Talk with God. Tell God what you are concerned about. Ask God to watch over friends and loved ones that you are concerned about. Thank God for the day, for your life, for the spring flowers.

Let this time become a new habit. I will discuss specific ways that we can do this. I will also discuss scripture that can lead us an give us direction in prayer. I will make suggestions as to how we can build up our prayer muscles.

I welcome your questions. WordsandSighs@gmail.com

Take time to talk to God.

Pastor Michael

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