Yesterday, I posted 10 Pitfalls of Prayer I Plummet into, but as one reader pointed out, I was missing #5. I think five got lost in the proofing and editing and I couldn’t see the trees for the forest. Anyways, I have corrected the deletion in the original post and am reposting #5 here for any of my subscribers who may have missed it.
5. Failure to plan for changed behavior after confessing a sin. In our worship, we have a time for silent prayers of confession. I find myself too often confessing the same things week to week, but fail to sit in prayer and commit to a different course of action. I ask for forgiveness, but also need to really reflect and figure out how I am going to avoid sitting there a week later praying the same thing. I need to offer that commitment to God in prayer.
Maybe my failure to post five was a Freudian Slip! Blessings as you seek to grow in prayer and wisdom. Also, thank you Dennis for catching my slip and bringing it to my attention.