Free, under-utilized resource!

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?

Big difference!

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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18 thoughts on “Free, under-utilized resource!

  1. Well stated. Alan is my friend from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 too! Real, heart felt prayer is absolutely something that, once you’ve experienced it, you want to know more. Sometimes, I get through an entire day only to realize I haven’t really prayed at all. Your thoughts inspire me to engage in this free heavenly service more often.😊 God Bless!

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    1. What a lovely urgent call to the life of prayer, and as you say so well, it is an under utilised resource in the life of many believers. We charge our phones or pretty soon they run out of life…we need to recharge our walk with Father God with regular prayer too! The great thing about prayer is that we are all in it together, connected in and through God our Father…regardless of the miles. Thank you for your prayers sister, they are super precious to me. May our Father God continue to guide and bless you, your family and your business each day, Amen. 🙏

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  2. Good for you! The Orthodox Church urges its members to develop a regular pattern of prayer. We have wonderful prayer books available with a multitude of ancient prayers as well as prayers from our modern saints. All are designed to be a help to our growth. I’m glad you have discovered this great help to your walk with Christ.

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