Prayer is one of the most important activities we can do as Christians. Yet, developing a prayer life seems to be one of the hardest things for many believers to do. If we are going to grow in our relationship with God, prayer must become a top priority for us. Below is an excerpt from the Rooted Discipleship Manual which expounds on the importance of cultivating a prayer life.
Growing a prayer life will certainly require discipline. But remember, discipline is not the goal, relationship is. Learning how to pray effectively and receive answers to prayer is also important, but I believe that knowing God intimately is the highest purpose of prayer.
We must aim to make personal devotion to God in the secret place the highest priority of our lives. In order to be growing and thriving, our personal devotion should be:
The Rooted Discipleship Manual is all about spiritual growth. Being saved and set free should be seen as a beginning, not an end. We are born again into God’s Kingdom, and now we are called to know God intimately, mature in Christ, and produce the fruit that He desires. In order for this to happen, we must be rooted.
This discipleship manual will help equip you with foundational truths and spiritual disciplines necessary to grow in your relationship with God. Each lesson contains biblical teaching combined with sections for reflection and personal application. Rooted can be used for personal study and growth, small group teaching and discussion, or as a tool for discipling others.
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