Hopefully by now, you have taken the opportunity to turn in your prayer commitment card. If not, please consider this additional suggestion.
For some of us, setting a specific time to pray outside of church is difficult. We can’t seem to find time in the morning because we either get out of bed and hit the ground running or we rise at the last second and seem to play catch up all day. By day’s end, we are often too tired to pray or we are trying to do one more last-minute task before sleeping. We can definitely try to improve these behaviors but in the meantime, we can take time to reflect on the following. . .
Psalm 139:1,4 – O Lord, You have searched me and known me. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold O Lord, You know it all.
Instead of setting aside a special time for prayer, maybe it’s more about consciously including God in every facet of our day. For example, if things are going well, pause for a moment and acknowledge God’s hand in how your day is going. Thank Him right there and then! Or perhaps your day isn’t going as planned and you are experiencing feelings of anger and frustration and have lost patience with yourself and others. This is the perfect time to take a moment and turn to God and let him abide in your heart and soul.
While it is important to start and end our day with prayer, it is equally important to pause and consciously include God in all we say, do, and feel during our day. He already knows what we think before there is a word on our tongue but our acceptance of this truth is a beautiful way to acknowledge His spirit and love working in our lives!