Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


Adverbs of Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The world is a dangerous place; but God is good and able.  This is “why” every parent must pray.  The second question arises: “How should every parent pray?” A few years ago someone shared with me the “adverbs of prayer.”  Remember your grammar? I can’t remember the source of this, but it’s good.  My apologies if it was you.

 

We pray:

 

Desperately – We’re helpless and at the end of our resources. We need God.

 

Presumptuously – We presume on God’s goodness believing he hears and answers.

 

Boldly – We have the right to approach God directly. He honors importunity.

 

Specifically – God says “ask and you will receive.” We put God on the line.

 

Expectantly – We believe his promises seeing what is before we receive it. 

 

Corporately – Agreement is a condition of answered prayer. We secure right relationships in order to pray purely.

 

Playfully – There has to be joy along the way…

 

Violently – Sometimes we have to fight.  A mother bear fights for her own.

 

Tenaciously – Resistance can lead to persistence. When things don’t happen instantly, we must keep going.

 

Thankfully – Faith says “thank you” before resultsmaterializes.  Gratitude is the surest form of trust.

 

Restfully – In the end, we leave all in God’s hands and we rest.  

 



  • http://thom-signsofastruggle.blogspot.com/ Thom Hunter

    Thanks! Your blog piece is exactly what I needed to read this morning. On top of everything, as a former writing professor, I love adverbs. More than that, I love God and prayer and your post presents a very good perspective on how to pray and why we pray. It’s very forward-looking, which is how we should always approach God.
    I’ll share it.
    Thanks again,
    Thom
    http://thom-signsofastruggle.blogspot.com/

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