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Five Realities Ruining Your Prayer Life

I don't know a single Christian who doesn't desire a deeper prayer life.

Each month I teach a discipleship class at Redemption and naturally, prayer is a central topic. Halfway through the class we have a time for table discussion about areas in which individuals desire to grow. I have yet to teach one class in which the vast majority of people did not express a desire for a deeper prayer life. 

Prayer is arguably the most important practice in the Christian life, yet often the most neglected. How do you explain that? Why do we desire to pray more, but struggle to do so? 

There is no one answer. There are a great number of realities that are ruining our prayer lives. Here are five: