PRAYING TOGETHER Have you ever been alone with the Lord, when all of a sudden you feel a deep-down, gut-level connection with God that feels different than ordinary prayer? You know… It’s that feeling you get when you know you’re speaking deeply to His heart, and He is listening hard and speaking deeply right back. That feeling of knowing the Holy Spirit is right there with you, and you’re in the most intimate communion with the Father. It’s when your heart is laid bare before Him, but you’re safe there and you know it. Yeah. That feeling. There’s really nothing like it. Just being with Him, opening your soul, and knowing that He’s receiving it all and that He’ll take care of you. How would you like to experience that kind of connection with Him every time you pray? You can. How do I know? Because I love to spend time with the Lord in prayer, but some prayers draw me closer to Him than others. Sometimes I feel His presence and His heart more than I do at other times, and I’ve noticed a pattern. I’ve noticed that certain, specific prayers seem to spur that connection with Him where all the deep parts of my heart are laid open, and it’s all right. For me anyway, there are 10 prayers that draw me into this level of intimate closeness with the Lord during my quiet time. Well, actually, 11 prayers, because the first prayer is always asking the Lord to fill me with the Holy Spirit anew and afresh today. That’s THE most important prayer of all. But after that, there are 10 specific prayers that draw me closer to God than any other prayers. I thought I’d share them with you today, in case you’d like to pray them yourself. What’s special about these prayers? Well … They are prayers of surrender. They are honest prayers of frailty. They are prayers that admit that I’ve got nothing in and of myself, and God has everything… so please, Papa, help me. But God likes us needy, so He hears these prayers. He honors the broken cry of your deepest need, and He answers. He just loves His babies like that. So are you ready to take your walk with the Lord, and your prayer life, deeper than it’s ever been before? If so, pray these prayers with me.