On today’s episode we’re chatting with the author of one of my very favorite books of 2019, How to Pray, by Pete Greig.
Pete is a best selling author, Senior Pastor of Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, England, and instigator of the 24-7Prayer movement which has reached more than half the nations on earth.
This book absolutely reignited my prayer life, it challenged and stretched me in new ways, and gave me a new perspective on the way I approach God in prayer. This is one I couldn’t stop sending to friends and quoting to my husband. So we were quite thrilled to sit across from Pete and have some rich conversation about prayer. Pete shares with us a simple, 4 step guide to approach God in prayer, the importance of being honest in our prayers, and the power of getting still in God’s presence.
*British Translation Guide :
“feeling sheepish” : feeling shame or embarrassment
“dodgy”: shady, untrustworthy, unreliable
“fry your noodles”: amaze you, blow your mind
A few favorite quotes from today’s episode:
Pray = Pause Rejoice Ask Yield
“Keep it Simple. Keep it Real. Keep it Up.”
“Your prayer life is at its best, not when you’re praying big, complex, gnarly prayers occasionally, but when you’re praying simple, little conversational prayers continually.”
“Be honest with God about how you’re really feeling. He couldn’t care less about your ‘religious self’, He wants you.”
“Jesus encourages us to approach God like little children.”
“The legacy of your life is your prayer life.”
“Who you become is determined by how you pray.
Ultimately, the transcript of your prayers become the script of your life.”
“What happens in the privacy of your alone time with God determines not just the outcome of your life, but the substance of your life.”
PETE’S LIFE CHANGING BOOK:
Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, John Mark Comer
PETE’S LIFE CHANGING HABIT:
“Spin the phone” at dinner time with family and friends. Whoever it lands on has to pray and gets to ask any question they’d like to everyone at the table.
PETE’S ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER YOU:
“I would say, 'Chill Out.' I’ve always been a bit over intense, and my wife Sammy plumbs the depths of shallow. She's gloriously funny, and is such a blessing to me. She has taught me that intensity is not a gift of the Holy Spirit, joy is.
Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments
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