Mindful Christianity is continual prayer. As we invite God to walk with us, we talk with the Trinity.
Today’s practice invites us to intentionally focus on an element of prayer in that ongoing conversation. The seven elements of prayer that Jesus taught are:
Adoration – Acknowledging who God and responding to that reality with praise and worship.
Confession – Talking about the times that you have sinned and fallen short of doing God’s will, as well as the areas in your life where that happens repeatedly and often.
Renewal – Asking for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and God’s power in your life.
Petition – Asking God for help in specific situations.
Intercession – Asking God for help with specific people.
Thanksgiving – Expressing your gratitude for all God has done for you and your family.
We can keep this list of conversation starters with God in our phones. Since there are seven elements, we could concentrate on expanding one of them each day. Or we can look at the list when we feel tapped out in continual prayer.
Let me know how this works for you.