How do you keep your prayer life and your devotions from becoming monotonous, and ritualistic? I want to have good devotions in the morning, but when I pray about the same things, it just seems to become a ritual. What do I do?
I am a 16 year old boy and Ghanaian, however I live currently in the UK. I have struggled many years with sexual desires. I have even been in the entangling of masturbation before and through Christ I have overcome.However I still have flashes of the images of the nudity related movies,pictures.and even girls I have done immoral things with.And I don't know how to get these out. I have filtered what I watch,read,listen and play but to no avail,how do I stop these thoughts.Secondly how do I know when it is right to think of the opposite sex as more than a friend?
If we have to go to church and stuff on sabbath how do we keep it and spend the rest of the time? do i read the bible all day until sunset or watch movies?soon im going to run out of things to do so its going to get quite boring and repetitive.
What am i allowed to do on the sabbath?
When you have that quiet in the morning and you connect with God, how do you keep that alive through the rest of the day? How do you take God with you instead of just leaving him behind in the morning?