Just thought I’d mention that I have found profound benefit and connectedness lately by utilizing the “silence” and “listening” aspect of our prayers.
Too often, we think prayer is either a list or at least a time where we “bear our souls to God” and talk to him.
Yep, that’s half of it. The other half is listening.
Call it meditation, reflection, or what you like. I’ve learned from a wise pastor in the last couple of weeks that you would do well to start, include, or end your prayer time with several minutes of silence.
He said one guy said, “I don’t like to get silent while I pray because I don’t like what I hear.” I can relate to that. But it’s worth a try.