And I sit.
The subject is not a difficult one: Prayer. The disciples' prayer in Luke 11. "Lord, teach us to pray." I've preached the sermon many times. And therein lies the problem.
How many sermons have we heard about prayer. We come looking for some formula -- something that will make this spiritual discipline easy. But the disciplines don't come easily. And there is no formula to prayer -- other than DO IT.
But I don't know if that's what I should say Sunday. So I am sitting here wondering what to say to people who have heard countless sermons about prayer -- and yet still struggle with praying.