Prayer. Do it. (Acts 6:4, Matt 21:22, Luke 6:12)

"But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." - Acts 6:4

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." - Matthew 21:22

"In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God." - Luke 6:12

About a year or so ago I remember having a talk with one of my best friends who is a pastor's son. The discussion was about prayer and how simply bad at it we are. We want to do it, we know we should, but we're just downright incompetent.

I work alongside a number of Koreans and I'm constantly struck by just how good at praying they are. They wake up regularly, they spend hours each day in prayer, they believe prayer is powerful and so they pursue it. I believe prayer is powerful, but I don't live like I do.

It's like I believe prayer is important, but when I sit down to pray I'm not really sure I actually believe that THESE prayers will be answered. I mean, God seems to have his own agenda sometimes right? And does that alight with mine? What about what I'm praying for?

Anyhow, I know I'm supposed to be seeking humility, and I want to do so through prayer and fasting. I've been better this last week or so about praying, but the sad thing is, by better I mean I've gone from basically none to about 5 minutes daily. There's always something else coming up, even if I wake up really early, the baby happens to get up to cry right when I'm ready. I cant seem to get into a habit...

But I'm working on it. I recognize it as important. God says our prayers will be answered, and Jesus modeled it by praying all night... Any suggestions on how to get in the groove?