24/11/08 | Posted by ellen
I really want to have a regular special time for prayer - I want that special time to focus on and with God, to reflect on the things that concern me, to bring to God those who are in need. I often make the excuse ‘look I am praying all the time, I am with God in everything, God is in the ordinary and I am in God’. But I wonder if this is really enough - Does God not deserve special time, set apart away from the ordinary?
Anyway, I have been trying to gather some advice or handy hints about how to get a daily prayer routine, here are some of the results:
I am sure you have your tips and hints (if you do please let me know).
I used to feel so guilty about how badly organised my prayer life was, I felt I was always playing catch up, never quite getting around to praying for the people and situations I knew I should. It all changed when I accepted that I am not a routine person and that I have a busy, noisy life. Now I pray on the go. I have quiet prayer time in my car to and from work when I can unburden my heart. I thank God for all he has done for me while I walk the dog. I pray for people and situations as they arise during the day, I know if I mean to pray for someone later it will never happen. If I do or think a foolish thing I ask God for forgiveness right away (so that’s quite often!). This has transformed my life as I seem to be constantly in prayer instead of never quite finding the time. I’m sure this wouldn’t work for everyone but it certainly fits in with my lifestyle at the moment.
i thought i was mad doing this, i seemed to be chatting with God all the time.
It could just be the two of us Deb but it seems very practical and natural to me.
I agree…chatting to God all the time is practical and natural. In addition I have found calving out ‘quality God time’ has been a great blessing also. Thanks for your encouragement and comments. xxx
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