It feels like everything tries to pull me away from prayer.
I see others who seem like prayer superstars. I imagine their knees crisscrossed and scarred.
I kneel and suddenly I’m tired. I think about my grocery list or the thought that I need to write 1,000 words that day or I won’t be on deadline. I used to feel guilt about the fact that I struggled to pray, or that I had to push through. I somehow thought it should come easy, because it looked so easy for others.
Until I acknowledged that prayer is communicating with God, and it makes sense that this is the one area where the enemy would fight the hardest.
Sam Storms, in his book, Practicing the Power, wrote:
If you want your life to experience divine power, it needs to be a praying life.