Bill Hybels wrote on article on prayer that will change our prayer life, our relationship to God, and our outlook on life. Some of his thoughts might seem a little “radical” to our thinking, but remember: “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8)
The title of the article is “Five Dangerous Ways of Praying” and he used five words that precede “ME” to guide our prayers:
SEARCH Me—Psalm 139:23, 24
Let the Lord examine our lives!
BREAK Me—Psalm 34:18
What areas might His examination expose that might break us?
STRETCH Me—Acts 4:29
Let the Lord use situations to help us grow spiritually.
LEAD Me—I Cor. 6:19, 20; Psalm 5:8
It can be risky to surrender our lives to the Lord.
USE Me—James 2:14-26
Be available to the Lord.
Pick one of these areas and pray to the Lord just as Jesus did—“Not my will but yours be done.”