Prayer | What I Don’t Pray For

The Hand by Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia

The Hand by Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia

Recently, I posted on figuring out what to pray for¬†and how the two Great Commandments inform our prayers to God. Funny thing is, I was thinking about posting a series on prayer for this month before I was aware that our church was going to put on a prayer summit in partnership with OneCry.com. Maybe I had heard it and it stuck in the back of my mind or maybe this was God’s way of guiding me to think about the state of prayer in my own life in tandem with my church. However it came to be, reflecting on prayer has been provocative and challenging to my life. I’ve found myself challenged to sacrifice time and comfort. I’ve been challenged to embrace more hard work in my life though it teems with the work of figuring out how to lead a family, raise an awesome baby girl, and support my equally awesome wife’s pursuit of a Ph.D. But nonetheless, I’ve been challenged to figure out what to pray for. What I didn’t expect was to be challenged about what I don’t pray for. [Read more…]