How many of us couldn’t use some work on our prayer lives? Having a consistent prayer life can be a struggle for a pastor while being torn between the little fires and the big fires he is called to put out and attend to. It’s all too easy to put off the necessity of prayer for days on end. Rick Warren’s article, Four Secrets To Praying Like A Leader, from February 2002 can be an encouragment to get back into the habit of prayer. One area I’ve sought to improve in lately is being more specific in my prayers. Warren points out;
If you want specific answers to prayer, then you need to make specific requests. If your requests are extremely general, how will you know when they are answered?