Are we guilty of any of these prayer errors?
1-Do we make it a theatrical production, a show off event, hoping for stardom.
2- Are we full of formulas, programs and advice, peddling prayer techniques?
I have been guilty and sadly might even make the mistake of doing it again. Oh I hope not!
Instead “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
Prayer- Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best—as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes. Amen (From Matthew 6, MSG).