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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Maureen Pratt Author PicIf your prayer life has become a bit monotonous, or if you think you’re not making progress in your attempts at conversation with God, try varying your levels of prayer.

What do I mean by levels?

Think pace, height, and volume.

First, try praying so quickly that you don’t enunciate clearly. This helps you focus not on words, but on your emotions that underpin them.

Next, think of where God is for you at that particular moment. Is God above you, looking down? Try bringing Him more to your level. Is He somewhere deep inside of you, so deep you cannot hear Him? Try focusing on a part of you that you can see (your hands or your feet, perhaps), and bring God there.

Finally, regulate your volume. That is, shout your praise, whisper your fears. Speak boldly of your intention, and quietly of your pain.

Varying your levels of prayer can take you out of your comfort zone, but it is usually in that place that is most unfamiliar to us that we finally and fully hear what God is saying to us – as we pray.

Joy and peace,

Maureen

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