Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Reward for Praying Boring Prayers

"Praying through is long and boring, but it is the price you pay for miracles..."

"...We live in a culture that overvalues fifteen minutes of fame and undervalues lifelong faithfulness. Maybe we have it backwards. Just as our greatest successes often come on the heals of our greatest failures, our greatest answers often come on the heels of our longest and most boring prayers. But if you pray long and boring prayers, your life will be anything but boring. Your life will turn into the spiritual adventure it was destined to be.  It won't always get you were you want to go, but it will get you through."

       - Mark Batterson,  The Circle Maker, pages 138, 140