Today I’m going back to one of the posts from my popular Quiet Time series and sharing some of my favorite prayer resources with you.
Can I confess something? Bible study comes naturally to me because I am a student at heart, but prayer is something I have had to practice.
Prayer means letting your guard down, expressing yourself, having an intimate conversation. All of these aspects of prayer are difficult and intimidating for an introvert like me.
Also, for years I was plagued with the question: “What do I say?”
I am a recovering perfectionist, and my take on prayer was that if I couldn’t do it right, then I didn’t want to do it at all. When I finally did venture out, I tried (even in my own private prayer time) to say all the right, holy-sounding words–and even though my prayer was sincere, it was difficult to keep it up. Truth be told, some days I didn’t have the energy to work that hard at it.
So I looked for tools and resources to help a more list-oriented girl like me engage in more meaningful prayer.
How to Draw Near to God
Although my prayer life is always evolving, here are some of the resources I’ve used over the years that have helped me. Having a meaningful prayer life means learning to draw near to God. . . and it will change you in the most amazing ways.