When you pray, pray audibly. They mean even when you pray alone, pray out loud, or at least speak under your breath, mouthing the words, which some writers call “lipping” your prayers. They note that praying aloud helps you to concentrate and keeps your mind from wandering. “The idea that private prayer should always be made in total silence is quite recent, just as it is quite silly” (p. 287). They also advise punctuating your prayers by singing your favorite hymns or songs of praise.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
good prayer advice
Brian Bill blogged about Ray Pritchard's blog posting about J.I. Packer's new book on prayer. Pritchard's article was very helpful. He pointed out this specific advice for prayer that I want to put into effect: