How can I get the most out of my prayers?

Q: How can I get the most out of my prayers?

A: I used to do a lot of weight lifting. When I lifted with my coach, Joe, he would always say, “Squeeze the muscle at the top.” What Joe meant was, in order to get the most out of the work, pause and squeeze harder than ever before at the peak of the lift. The lesson I learned from this was to resist just going through the motions or counting repetitions without getting the full benefit of whatever I’m doing. I’ve applied his coaching to the way I pray. 

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - August 21, 2018

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