Earlier this week I tackled the question, “Do I have to close my eyes when I pray?”
If you missed that post, go back and check it out. But I’ll let you cheat, the short answer is no. You can pray with your eyes open or closed, standing, sitting or kneeling, with your arms outstretched or not. What we do with our bodies isn’t nearly as important as how we position our hearts during prayer.
Whew! I’m glad I got that question answered, but that’s far from the only question I have on prayer.
- Why do I sometimes feel so foggy brained when I pray?
- Should I pray for long stretches of time, or little bursts throughout the day?
- What about a prayer journal? Is that a good idea?
- How should I be praying about the chaos in the world around me?
- Why do some people’s prayers seem to have more power than my own?
Prayer is a mysterious. I don’t have it all figured out, but I want to learn more about prayer. Don’t you? That’s why we are giving away two great resources on prayer for this week’s Freebie Friday giveaway.
“My House a House of Prayer” is a DVD of pastor Jim Cymbala sharing his story about the power of prayer.
“In Times Like These” is a small booklet that you can use as a guide to pray for our nation. It even includes several Psalms (which are really just prayers) for uncertain times.
To win, log on to the giveaway widget below and then leave me a comment with your questions about prayer. I will choose one of you to win the free swag and may select several of your questions for a future series on prayer.