Taking Time to Pray
As I was working on a devotion this week I was thinking about prayer. I find my self going through the day and praying on the fly. When my friends on social media ask me to pray for someone I try to do it right then. As I am going about my daily life I say little prayers here and there, then when the end of the day comes I find my self in bed, this is when I try to do that "deep praying". However,I have to admit I usually fall into a "deep sleep" before I am finished taking with God. I am not proud to admit I sometimes just can't stay awake. This reminds me of when the Lord was in the garden praying and the disciples could not stay awake and pray. I am sure like me they wanted to pray but the day had just worn them out.
Matthew 26:40-41” And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
I thought of how I could make my prayer life better and I realized that my favorite time of the day is in the morning hours between 3-4. I know this sounds crazy but it such a peaceful that time of day. Many times my eyes just pop open at about 3 am. The other morning I woke up about around that time but I didn't just lay in the bed. I got up and went into another room to pray. While I was praying the Lord seemed to bring many people to my mind to, even a girl I knew in high school. I am not her friend on social media and I have not heard about her practically since high school yet, I felt she needed prayer. The Holy Spirit also put many other things on my heart to pray about such as: work, friends, family and more.
This is what I leaned, that time with God is time well spent. It does not matter what time of day or night it is God just wants us to communicate with him. He made us to have a relationship with him. We give time to our co-workers, family, and friends whether in person, on the phone or even social media. We find ways to keep in touch with them. We need to do the same for God he should have the first place in our lives. As Christ followers, how will we get to know him more if were are not continuing to grow our relationship with him? We must take time to just sit down and talk with God, to praise him, pour our hearts out to him, and listen to him.
I have decided to find more time to talk with the one who loves me the most, who created me to have a relationship with him and to just get to set in his presence more.
In the blogs to follow I will be taking about Prayer and how we might can have a more productive prayer life. I hope that you will join me.
Blessings Always! Veronna