What helps to overcome those obstacles? I will memorizes prayer and focus on them, I will meditate on Gods words with the knowledge that I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and saviour and believe God’s promise . As 2 Corinthians 5:17 said therefore, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation the old has passed away and the new has come.
Having a dedicated time planned out for spending it with God.
Giving any obstacle in my prayer life to God and asking for His help to get rid of it and then letting Him take care of it
I have not completely overcome the obstacle of distractions. What helps me is, if I am walking and talking with God, for some reason, my mind doesn’t wander as much. I will try jotting down a “to do” list as mentioned in the lesson.
My prayers are not just in one sitting. They go on throughout the day. The ambulance passes by and I pray, The firetruck passes by and I pray. A negative thought arises and I pray . I just talk to God. When prayer requests come my way, I pray. I keep consistent communication with my Heavenly Father.
I play in my heads songs like “make me a channel of your Peace” how great is our God and the 23 Psalm to put me in focus .
I use the following methods to overcome the obstacle to prayer:
a) Pray at the fixed time, in the morning before you start work, and in the evening before you go to bed.
b) Confess your sins regularly. Do not allow them to accumulate and “clog up” your channel of communication with God.
c) Pray on a group. The more you associate closely with prayerful people, the more you will want to pray.
d) Remember that God is a loving Father who wants to give good things to his children. We must believe that every unanswered prayer has a reason for it ,and God knows best.
I pray when I am alone – if I am jogging or walking my dog. I get lots of time to think about what to say and I feel this works well
In the middle of the competing thought, I have to turn that into prayer and ask the Lord to help me refocus and center in on Him.
I have to build time into my schedule to set aside to spend with God. I might not manage to every day, but I am spending more time than I have been with Him. I also need to pray that God maintains first place in my life and that other things do not take that place.
Asking the Lord for His Holy Spirit help as l am unable to do so on my own efforts- hence the struggle…