FRONTLINE PRAYING

An often neglected part of personal and corporate prayer is “frontline” praying. Do you include this in your communion with God?  The prayers of the Psalms are covered with this type of praying, yet we often neglect it.

“Maintenance prayer meetings are short, mechanical and totally focused on physical needs ifamily-prayingnside the church or on personal needs of the people present.  But frontline prayer has three basic traits: a) a request for grace to confess sins and humble ourselves, b) a compassion and zeal for the flourishing of the church, and c) a yearning to know God, to see his face, to see his glory.”

Tim Keller, “Kingdom-centered Prayer,”

 

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About drivingthegospel

I am a follower of Jesus Christ; a husband to Deb; a father to Brit and her husband Bill and to Travis and his wife Megan, a grandfather to Simon, Thadd, Nathanael, Eli, Isaac, Ezra, Asa, and Xavier. I am currently serving as the Coordinator of Spiritual Development at Lincoln Christian School in Lincoln, Nebraska as well as the head wrestling coach and an assistant football coach.

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Prayer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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