Boring Prayer

boring prayer


Be honest. Is prayer boring to you?


Most of us don’t pray as much as we should and it’s because it bores us. And it’s boring because we constantly say the same old things about the same old things.


That’s the basic premise of a new book: Praying the Bible by Donald S. Whitney.


He asserts that we struggle to pray not because we are bad Christians but because our method for praying is wrong.


The solution?  “…when you pray, pray through a passage of Scripture, particularly a psalm.” (p.27)


Read through a passage one verse or sentence at a time and then reflect on it and pray it back to God – praying specifically about whatever comes to mind. As Whitney writes, “So basically what you are doing is taking words that originated in the heart and mind of God and circulating them through our heart and mind back to God. By this means his words become the wings of your prayers.” (p.32)


Intrigued? Then go buy this book! It is short, simple and very helpful. I’ve been employing this method into my prayer life and it helps tremendously.


Don’t be satisfied with a “blah” payer life. You can do better!






2 thoughts on “Boring Prayer

  1. Ken Kerr


    Psalm 23 made me thankful. Psalm 25 is a prayer already. Just praying Ps. 25 was good. Using tested and true words is refreshing. Thanks for the post.


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