I tend to be the type of person that will research and research things ad nauseam. Sometimes I will spend hours, days, weeks and months figuring out which direction to go. We should always do our research to be informed but there comes a point that we need to commit ourselves to action. Sometimes we don’t act because we are afraid of making mistakes because we don’t know enough about what we are needing to do.

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

There is no easy way to start something. You just have to go out and begin the journey. Information will aid you as you go but it will not make the necessary action easy. In order to lose weight, you need to take the first step toward exercise. In order to quit smoking, you need to put the cigarette out. In order to pray you need to begin.

This week as we continue our Prayer sermon series we will discuss practical ways to pray. We will analyze the advice of Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation, who customarily spent three hours in prayer daily. We will also study Psalm 27 which is a prayer of David. Notice what Ellen White says about this Psalm:

“Through song, David, amidst the vicissitudes of His changeful life, held communion with heaven.”
(Education, p.164)

Let us apply all of our learning into prayer action in order to find a deeper relationship with God.

Grace and Peace,
– Pastor Geraldo