I pray that this evening finds you well.
I first want to express my gratitude that you would welcome me into your inbox. There are limits to time and a lot of messages to read, so I don’t take it lightly that we get to share a few minutes together.
Going forward, I will do my best to send a note each Sunday evening on how having words with God reshapes every bit of our lives.
My life is being transformed as I realize prayer isn’t just another “thing” to do; it’s the thing that brings everything that we do together—and I want to include you on this journey.
Unfortunately, prayer is often left in the proverbial box, reduced to a transaction that leaves us lacking. My hope is that these Sunday emails will help us open the conversation so we can be grounded, strengthened, and prepared for whatever the week may hold.
My promise to you is that I will be prayerful as I draft these messages. I also plan to invite other trusted voices into the conversation, fellow travelers who can offer words, prayers, frameworks, practices, and resources to aid us as we journey into God’s heart for us and our world.
There’s a quote from E.M. Bounds that’s been my companion for a while and as we come to the end of this time together, I’d like to share his words with you.
“God gives himself to the praying ones.”
Striking right? This week, I want to challenge you to carry these words with you and ask yourself, What does it mean for God to give himself to me? As I move into Monday, how can I receive the gift of Him through living in prayer?
More to come on the thought of “living in prayer” next week.
Until next Sunday,
P.S. In case you haven’t picked it up yet, Words with God: Trading Boring, Empty Prayer for Real Connection is now available. If you don’t have it, I’m sure there’s a book somewhere that’s waiting to be yours. (Available as an ebook + book + audiobook)
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