Mission’s conference of 2010 came into swing last night and I am excited. Normally, I do not like the mission’s conference, but this year I am looking forward to it.
This year we are using what we have learned over our time here, out on the field. On Thursday, students from BBC are heading out into different areas to minister to people. Some students are going to New York City, Cortland, NY and Binghamton, NY for a few hours handing out food and clothing, cleaning, and street evangelism. Other students are going to Scranton, PA to do the same thing. The rest of the students, including myself, are staying on campus to pray for those going out.
I decided to stay on campus to pray for one reason, and that was because I need to work on my praying. I am having a hard time getting into prayer and this is a good opportunity for me to relearn how to pray. I have no problems helping people and participating in street evangelism, but prayer is one of the most difficult aspects of the Christian walk for me.
I have been praying more than I normally do lately and I cannot wait to have the whole morning to just pray. I learn more about God and myself every time I pray.
I have found that my favorite way to pray is by using a prayer journal. I love to write my prayers and find that I am a lot more focused. Has your mind ever wondered in your prayers, like when you are asking for help and you end up going on a rant or you just get distracted? I have found that writing also keeps me more sincere and less rushed in my prayers. I really recommend it.
How do you deal with being distracted in your prayers? I would really enjoy trying out your ideas.