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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Davidisms: Sometimes I Wonder if the Best Prayer Isn't Good, Clear Thinking

My dad and I would often just sit down and talk. Dad to son. Son to dad.

During these times, I learned some of life’s most valuable lessons. One time, we were discussing prayer. It’s power. Efficacy. Meaning.

Dad paused. Looked heavenward. Musing, he uttered these words, “Sometimes I wonder if prayer isn’t good, clear thinking.”

Of course, prayer is much more than this. It includes silent meditation. Confession of sins. Seeking God’s will and purposes. Intercession for others in need.

But my dad was on to something. Sometimes, prayer is simply thinking clearly. Possessing the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). Thinking as he thinks. Which leads to living as he lived. And then doing what he tells us to do.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and might. Obey his commandments (Deuteronomy 11:1).

When you do so, prayer becomes easier. More meaningful.

For God is telling you, repeatedly and throughout your day, his will and purposes for your life.

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