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Prayer : Eager / Lazy?


"Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God;
but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire"

Mark 14:38 (MSG)


Yes, that's me.
I'm as guilty as Jesus said Simon Peter was at Gethsemane.
That's one of the reasons I'm loving the new series we're in at Kerith called  Keep In Touch.
The series is all about prayer, and communicating with God. Simon preached last Sunday that prayer is all about the WHO, not the HOW.
 
I love it that we're ALL doing it together, so we can ALL help each other to pray - the "lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire" part of me really needs that!
 
We have put some great things in place to help us pray - so I'd encourage you to make sure you're getting all the helpful aids too!
 
- Every Wednesday evening, we're praying together from 8-9pm in Kerith - great to see friends, families, lifegroups - people from all across kerith community flooding in on those Wednesday evenings. There's something about praying together - its such an encouragement and provocation to pray. And when you feel like you've run out of things to pray, listen to your neighbour and you'll find the Holy Spirit will inspire you to keep going and not give up!
 
- The blue bands are a great visual reminder throughout the day to pray - naturally including God in every aspect of our lives.
 
- The daily devotions on prayer landing in my inbox each morning are a real encouragement. Check out Keep In Touch and enter your email to receive those devotions from others in the Kerith community.
 
In the words of one of my favourite TV Shows..... "Keep Dancing! Praying!"
 

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