ABBEY PRAYER helps to develop our communication with God. It is a reaching up to abide with our Father continually.
The resources found in the Prayer section are crafted to help develop the area of prayer in our lives. Whether we struggle with knowing how to pray, finding the words to pray or remembering to pray - we desire to help the body of Christ grow in the area of prayer.
"The possibilities of prayer are the possibilities of faith. Prayer and faith are Siamese twins. One heart animates them both. Faith is always praying. Prayer is always believing." -E.M. Bounds
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
The first thing that catches my attention in this Proverb is the word “keep”. Other translations say “guard your heart”, “keep vigilant watch over your heart”. Keep is a verb, an action word, a word that requires something of me. The implication is that the care of our heart, our soul, will not just happen, it won’t just fall on us or surprise us. We are to actively, with vigilance, pursue the health of our soul.
I recently watched a great TED Talk by Simon Sinek about how great leaders inspire action. His central point is that great leaders start with and lead out of the question “Why?”. We are most compelled by the right WHY. That center has far greater motivating power than WHAT or HOW.
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