Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and request. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. (Ephesians 8:16-18)

What does prayer do?
3 Things
1) Invites God to “set in order” our loves and our values
2) It shapes how we think and act (imagination & behavior)
3) It unites us with others in our lives and around the world.

Find a quiet place and set aside some time for intentional prayer. If 20 minutes seems too much, set your phone timer for 5, 10, or 15 minutes.

Take a TRIP with God
Shape your prayer around the following questions:

T – Thanks: For what am I thankful?

R – Regret: What do I regret?

I – Intercession: Whom do I need to pray for?

P – Purpose: What is my purpose or plan? (This day, week, my life)

Then, sit quietly and listen for God. Quiet your heart & mind.

Reflections inspired by Christopher Martin, an Episcopal priest, writer, pastor, and founder of The Restoration Project, a nationwide movement that helps people deepen their faith.