Articles about the subject of prayer, from thosewhosindifferently.com.
Direct Line - Even in a world with lots of communication options, sometimes we need to talk to a real person in real time.
Organic Growth - In a world of microwaves and drive-through windows, plants still grow at their own pace.
Yielding to God’s Will - When we ask for God's will, are we always seeking His wisdom, or are we sometimes looking for a loophole?
Hedgehogs - When is a follower of Jesus like a hedgehog?
Thinking Too Small - Our lives can be a lot bigger and more full of power than we know...if we only know where to look.
Dealing With Regret - A guest post from my youngest.
The Hunch - Our posture (and its effects on us) tells us what we spend time at. How can we invest in activities that produce good results, even if we have a few aches and pains as a result?
The Kool-Aid Man - We might not always deliver kid's drinks, but we still have opportunities to aid others.
Anticipation - What might it look like if we looked forward to hearing from God as much as we look forward to hearing back from friends?
Keep an Eye Out - When we make a request from someone we trust, do we expect results, or just move on?
Worshipping What We Make - We would never worship something that we made ourselves, treating it like something greater than we are...would we?
Day-Planner - Let's be sure to include God in our plans for each day. Otherwise, who knows where our own plans will go awry?
Questioning God - While we don't always get all of the answers right away, there is good precedent to ask God the hard questions that are on our heart.
The Goldilocks Zone - We know how to ask for God to give us more. Have we considered asking Him to not give us too much?
Competition - If you find that other thoughts compete with your time with God, how can they be captured for later, so that you can focus on Him?
How to Pray - So, how do we pray? What do we need to do in order to talk with God?
What Can We Ask For In Prayer? - We are invited to make requests of God. If one of those requests is for His wisdom, I believe that we can better align what we ask for with His will.
Don’t Give Up - If other people can't help but listen to us if we are persistent enough, how much more will a God who loves us hear our requests?
Learning to Pray - Praying may seem challenging at first, but given time and practice - and maybe a little help - we can make it as natural as other skills that we don't even think about anymore.
When to Pray - Although we can pray to God at any time, sometimes it is helpful to have a few specific situations to start with.
Filling in the Gaps - Sometimes, we find ourselves at a loss for words, or feeling unworthy to talk with a Holy God. He knew that this would happen, and personally intervenes to help us out in those times.
Praying with Others - Talking with God is often a private matter. However, sometimes it is appropriate to pray with others, also.
“Get Your Own Tape”, Part 2 - Just as with our physical bodies, our intake of spiritual food should increase over time to help us grow in a healthy manner.
Sweet Hour of Prayer - Although the old hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer", probably wasn't talking about a literal hour, we can still give God some of our undivided attention in prayer.
Why Can We Pray to God? - Talking to the Creator of the universe is a pretty big deal, and it is only possible because He reached out to allow it to happen.
Fancy Prayer Words – And Why You Don’t Need Them - Sometimes, those who pray out loud at church use some pretty fancy words to talk with God. While that's ok (but not necessary), here are a few quick definitions to help you follow along.
Devotions - What does it mean to "have devotions" as part of the Christian walk?