After praying again this morning about our circumstances and for my family and friends… I remembered a thought from Dallas Willard: “Prayer is, above all, a means of forming character… It is God’s intention that we should grow into the kind of person he could empower to do what we want to do.” This is an interesting comment. We usually start in prayer at the end of this comment… With what we want to do. But God in prayer starts with the formation of our character. That’s all I need to say about that.
Author: Ken Castor
After thirty years of next-generation ministry, Dr. Ken is balding in his hairline but still bold in his faith. He is the Family and NextGen Pastor at Wooddale Church. He served as the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College for over a decade and in nextgen ministry for two decades before that. Ken is the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He’s also a nerdy Cubs fan, the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, has several Chuck-Taylors, and enjoys living in Minnesota with his brilliantly witty and slightly freezing family.