The Place to Start

in Prayer

To improve your praying, start in the right place. Here's today's Bible Minute.

Prayer that is properly framed always begins with God. Daniel 9:4 says, "And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, 'O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments.'"

Isn't it true that in most of our prayers the third word is "me." "Lord, help me; Lord, bless me; Lord...." Me, me, me, me, me--I'm the center of my prayers.

But prayer is not about us; prayer is about Him. We're talking to God. And if you want to get through to God in your prayers, one of the early lessons you want to learn is this: start with God.

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