Episode 24 of the podcast features an interview with Adam Weber. Adam in the pastor of Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD, and is the author of Talking to God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray. What a phenomenal conversation. Adam has tons of energy, so much depth, and wants to help people connect with God in real ways. His book does just that! It is great for people who don’t know much about prayer or God and it provides encouragement for long-time Christians while being engaging for new Christians.
Some of What We Talk About:
- Challenges in our prayer lives
- Staying connected to Jesus through prayer
- How prayer gets missed in our busy lives
- The joy that comes from connecting with Christ
- Making prayer routine and converting thoughts into prayers
- How it is okay to ask people for help.
- The importance of surrendering control to God.
- Why we waste time on worry and stress about life goals instead of praying for discernment from God and asking God for wisdom about what to do.
- How to understand God’s calling and the importance of community in hearing God.
Quotes from the Book
- “Instead of it being another daily chore, something changes when prayer slowly becomes as natural as breathing. When we figure out that it no longer takes energy. Instead, prayer fills us with it. Prayer fills us with life.”
- “[Prayer] connects us with the One who treads water for us when we’re unable to swim ourselves. The Ultimate Plate Spinner who helps us discern which plates are actually worth spinning.”
- The longer I follow Jesus, the more I find myself praying, God, what do you want? What do you think I need? What is your plan? What is your will? The longer I follow Jesus, the more I find myself asking him to take control. And the more he takes control, the more I get to live into this response—’That was awesome, Dad!’”
Links and Resources:
- Talking to God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray by Adam Weber
- Embrace Church
- Follow Adam on Twitter
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