So I am reading ‘The Circle Maker’ by Mark Batterson. It is a GREAT book if you haven’t read it. It is making me think about the way that I pray. I realize that I am often very generic with the prayers I pray. One thing I have learned this week is that the more non-specific my prayer is, the harder it is to know if that prayer gets answered. Another mind blowing truth: 100% of the prayers I don’t pray don’t get answered! I have also learned that God may choose to answer my prayers differently than I had hoped or thought he should, and his timing is perfect, and mine is not.
Last night I read a passage that talked about “Prayer Experiments”. The idea is to get a group of 10 people that share a single prayer request with each other. The group then prays for that single request for each person for a set period of time (1 month, 2 months, etc). At the end of the decided time, the group in the book was able to share great breakthroughs and answers to their prayers.