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Every Thought Captive

Topics: Prayer

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Do you ever find that when you sit down to pray, a thousand distracting thoughts cross your mind? The English poet John Donne described this problem well. Here’s what he said:

John Donne: A memory of yesterday’s pleasures,
A fear of tomorrow’s dangers,
A straw under my knee,
A noise in my ear,
A light in mine eye,
An anything,
A nothing,
A fancy,
A chimera in my brain,
Troubles me in my prayer.

Nancy: Can you relate? I’ve found that it takes some time to get a quiet heart before the Lord. Sometimes I start by singing a worship chorus or reading a psalm out loud, asking the Lord to settle my heart.

When I’m struggling to concentrate, I also ask God to help me do what’s described in 2 Corinthians 10:5, where it says that we are to take every thought captive to obey Christ.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …