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Why is it hard for Christians to pray? Five tips to help you focus

February 27, 2016

[christiantoday.com] by Harry Farley

Let’s be honest: prayer is hard. As soon as you sit down to pray, thousands of distractions you never even considered enter your head. Even the most driven and focused individual suddenly finds the most mundane Facebook post fascinating. YouTube becomes an encyclopedia of need-to-know information to the extent that an hour later, no praying has been done.

It is comforting to know even the disciples struggled. When Jesus was facing arrest, torture and death, they fell asleep instead of praying (Matthew 26:36-46).

“”Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation,” Jesus told them. “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.””…

Here are five tips and habits to help you focus in your prayer times….

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