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Too Busy Not To Pray

I’m continuing my study of prayer as a Christian…

And as a minister…

I began the study looking at the Book, Praying the Bible…

And now I continue looking at a popular book by Bill Hybels titled, “Too Busy Not to Pray.”

Before I begin this interaction with the book, I do feel a call to begin doing two things…

1) write out my prayers at least sometimes…
2) begin a spiritual journal.

There is a power and depth of spirituality in our preaching and our ministry..and our depth of Christian experience that can only come from Prayer…

I continue this study, not just reading, but implementing…

Praying…

Prayer And Preaching

Man pray with crossPreparation for preaching requires a number of steps. Have you completed all of them? I fear that some preachers come into the preaching moment having done their checklist…

  1. Pray for God’s help….check!
  2. Exegete the text…..Check!
  3. Generate helpful and powerful points….Check!
  4. Order the points for maximum impact….Check!
  5. Practiced the sermon a few times….Check!
  6. Plan to preach with power and rock the house….Check!