SESSION 6: It’s Only the Beginning
Great habits help you become the-best-version-of-yourself.
Daily prayer helps you hear God’s voice and gives you courage to do what he is inviting you to do.
Expressing gratitude for God’s blessings fills you with joy.
Prayer changes everything. It is impossible to get close to Jesus and stay close to him without developing an intimate daily conversation with him. There are two problems that prevent us from developing this habit of daily prayer. The first is that most Christians have never been taught how to pray. The second is that when people do make a sincere effort to pray, they don’t know where
to start, where to finish, or what to do, so they tend to sit down and just see what happens. Of course, most of the time when we sit down in prayer and just see what happens, nothing happens. This becomes very discouraging and as a result most people stop praying.
More than anything else, The Prayer Process is designed to facilitate an intimate conversation with God about the things that are happening not only in your life, but also deep within your heart and soul—and it helps you discern God’s will for your life. The Prayer Process is also extremely versatile. Whether you haven’t prayed in 20 years or you pray every day, it will meet you where you are in your spiritual journey.
Nothing compares to the habit of daily prayer. It is one of life’s quintessential experiences. We can survive without prayer, but we cannot thrive without it. Make a commitment to go through The Prayer Process with your child every Sunday for a month.
Pray this prayer with your child each day this week:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.