I realize by the title of this entry that not many will read it. Some out of guilt and some because they are too busy! Regardless, this is an important topic. The job of a sports minister is one of the most logistically-demanding jobs in ministry. As a result, many of the “spiritual and ministry” priorities of the job (and as an individual) are left neglected, especially prayer.
Below are some helpful tips about prayer from Joel Beeke from the Desiring God blog.
- Keep prayer as the priority of your life. Don’t do anything without praying about it first. Bunyan reminds us that we can do more than pray after we have prayed, but we cannot do more than prayer until we have prayed.
- Cultivate a spirit of prayer. Pray your way through your day. To “pray without ceasing” certainly means at least this much: to pray as you work, as you drive, as you think—in whatever you do. The closer you live to God, the more fruitful and rich this will become for you.
- Focus on intercessory prayer—both in private and with people. Pray much with your family; never skip family worship. And view prayer as the most important thing you can do for others.