I just finished reading Praying for your Elephant by Adam Stadtmiller and wanted to share some ideas that continue to resonate with me. This book is about asking prayer and that is the focus, the author makes it clear that asking prayer is one element of prayer and needs to be combined with praise and thanksgiving.
Prayer and Faith
I am in the business of prayer creation and I am leaving the editorial and distribution responsibilities to God.
RelationshipAsking prayer is about relationship - between me, a daughter and my father who happens to be king of the universe. He delights in giving me good things, in seeing my heart full of joy and wonder. So when prayer comes to be more about the answers than the giver, I am getting it wrong. I am opening myself to the temptation to feel unloved when my prayers are not answered on the timeline or way I expected. I have faith that God can, as to whether he will, that part I will leave in his hands. It`s through asking prayer, and experiencing God`s responses that I can become aware of what he is doing in my life:
Prayer informs me of the movements and rhythm of God around me.