Listening Prayer: Our Response to Love - Psalm 23:1-6
Our prayer lives can be like a mountain stream; swiftly moving and with little depth. Streams that run down mountain canyons are shallow even though they are very active. The water just keeps moving over the rocks and out of the canyon. Listening prayer is the act of slowing down and then stopping. Instead of talking and moving, we stop and listen. Listening prayer is like a dam built across a mountain canyon. The water is stopped temporarily and becomes deep. It holds back the active experiences of our prayer lives and allows us to gain some depth and to hear God. The importance of listening prayer is not in having the “right” prayers to pray, but in stopping for a long enough time in your day that you can hear the words of the God who loves you beyond measure. Join us as we discover the biblical basis for listening prayer and explore practical ways to engage in this form of communication with God.