Will you commit to a stronger prayer life in 2017?
Will you commit to a stronger prayer life in 2017? (Flickr )

The new year is one of my favorite times of the year. I love it because people give themselves permission to look up from the daily grind and reflect on where they are and where they are trying to go.

I try to build into my year times when God can speak to me big picture, but the week before and after New Year's Day is a natural time for that.

I could write a lot about capturing the adventure of following Jesus. Actually the book I am working on for 2017 will be perfect to challenge you to engage in the life God has for you.

But for now, let me try and set you up for success in your prayer life in 2017. My top five most-read new posts of 2016 will set the stage that you need. Here they are (not in order of most read):

Don't let these suggestions overwhelm you. Pick one thing or one book, and get started.

To paraphrase my dentist: Doing something poorly is better than doing nothing perfectly. Let us be a people that get to know Jesus more this year because simple decisions that we make.

Kevin Senapatiratne is head spiritual pyromaniac for Christ Connection. Kevin speaks around the United States helping Christians find the fun of prayer. He is the author of Enjoying Prayer. You can learn more about his ministry at enjoyingprayer.com.

For the original article, visit christconnection.cc.

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