Oh Boy! While I pray a lot throughout the day, not formal prayer particularily, but prayer to God about different things that come to mind as I move through the chores of my day, prayer for family, for work, for our country, prayers of thankfulness, but it seems that my prayer time is spent more seeking resolution to concerns that I have about situations, and giving thanks, and less in adoration of our Lord, this I need to change! I have times each year where I am very fervent, I get up early, I read the Bible and meditate upon the Word of God, and spend time in formal prayer, this can last for a month or more, and then I seem to fizzle out, drift for serveral months, and then get back in line again, this cycle has gone on for a long time, and I get very frustrated with myself. Does anyone else deal with this struggle in their prayer life?
Another area that I struggle is with discernment, we often hear that we should pray for discernment regarding a particular issue we may be dealing with at the time, but it is very difficult to totally remove my own bias about the situation, and truly be open to what God's will is for me. I do know that whatever God's will is for me, it will not contradict the bible, or teachings of the church, but it is extremely difficult to remove my will from the equation. I know that I am not the only one who struggles with this.
Anyway, if you have any suggestions, comments, thoughts, please share.