Join me on my journey to a life-changing prayer: relational prayer following Larry Crabb's The PAPA Prayer.
Larry Crabb starts his book with 3 stories about encounters with someone in which they spoke about prayer. One of them really hit home to me and so I would like to share it here:
"Brennan Manning and I were chatting after we had spoken at a conference together.
'Where are you heading from here?' I asked.
'I begin a weeklong prayer retreat by myself in two days.'
I'd never done that, so I was curious. 'What does a week like that do for you? How does God respond to your praying for a week?'
Brennan looked a little puzzled, and then said, 'I've never though about what I got out of it. I just figure God likes it when I show up.' " p. xv, The PAPA Prayer, by Larry Crabb ©2006, Integrity Publishers
See the links below for direct access to each post.
The Journey - Part 1
My Prayer Adventure - An Invitation
Safe in the Arms of my Papa
PAPA Prayer and Letters from John
Prayer - From Dull to Dazzling
The God-Obsessed Heart
But I Said Please! - The Prayer of a Spoiled Child
Relational Prayer is About God and Me