I could just kick myself! How could I have under-utilized a readily available resource? I first went to the church I now attend, through a women’s Bible study. I came to realize this was my home, as a Bible believing and teaching church. Then I come to find out that every Wednesday, at 9 am, they open the church for anyone who wants to come and pray together. How did I not see that on every email I received from them?
I decided that I would go to one a few months ago and see. I was worried about it cutting into my business, taking an hour out of my work day to do this. But God has honored my honoring Him, and I have been more productive because I go and pray first.
My life has been changed because of this prayer and worship time. I find myself wanting to pray more, and find myself talking to God more throughout the day, about everything. I am also doing a nightly review of my day now; what did I do right, what do I need to ask forgiveness for, and then ask for assistance for what I’ve got coming up in the next day.
I am finding I have a more meaningful relationship with the Lord by having prayer be a part of everything I’m doing. I want Him to guide every aspect of my day by asking for His help. I am finding out that it can be possible to pray without ceasing, when I focus on what is His will in this day, hour, minute.
I recently listened to a podcast where the host asked the question, “How do people get through a day without prayer?”
That took my breath away. I had to stop the podcast and really meditate on just that.
But wait, there’s more!
Holy Spirit then gave me this: Do I want to pray at or pray on the behalf of something or someone?
Do I want to have a prayer life, or live a life of prayer?
Sign me up for the second part of both questions, please and thank you. I want to live a life of prayer that permeates me, soaks me, fills me up, and then overflows out of me. I want my life of prayer to manifest heaven here on earth. I want to eat, breath, walk, talk, drink, and sleep prayer. I want prayer to be oozing out of my pores.
As I found out, this under-utilized, free, readily available of prayer can be life altering. It also breaks what we perceive as normal barriers to time and space. If I want to pray for my friend Alan who lives in Scotland, I can do it an any hour of the day or night. I don’t have to book a flight and travel to Scotland, but can pray right from the comfort of my own home. (Of course, a trip to Scotland would be awesome!)
Let’s all take advantage of this amazing resource and live a life of prayer. Okay? Can you imagine how different the world would look like?
“As for me, I will certainly not sin against the LORD by ending my prayers for you.” (1 Sam. 12:23 [NLT])
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