Take Time in Prayer

Psalms 4:1

Answer me when I call, O God of my right! Thou hast given me room when I was in distress, Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.  

Thought for the Day:  Pray

In the quiet moment before the sun begins to rise and before preparations begin to leave for work, I am reflecting on the things going on in my life that are keeping me from having the peace I long to feel in my heart. One of the things tugging at my heart today is that even though I write each day about God and my relationship with Him and even though every sermon I hear touches my heart in amazing ways, I am still not fully beginning each day in the manner or prayer. I have found that throughout the day I pray for the little things that are happening around me, but I have still not found myself fully engrossed in praying before I begin my day.  I know that the time spent with God is the most important time one can spend preparing each day but time with God without being in conversation with Him does not fully prepare us.

As I tried to find scripture this morning about the importance of taking that time in prayers, I became frustrated because I kept feeling myself pulled away.  Then, I read in a blog “Praying Scripture” the following:  “Your time is God given, as well as every breath that you take. It is in God’s hands. Time should be tithed just as your money. If you take time to talk to your Father, He will literally multiply your time back to you. He will set your daily priorities and give you back more time than you can possibly imagine. It’s a time honored miracle! IF YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO PRAY – YOU ARE TOO BUSY!”  That was my Word from God today, and I today will begin praying in a more intentional way.

Prayer: Lord, be with us today that we pray more intentionally to You as we begin our day and as we go through our day. Our time spent with You and our conversation with you is our most important and most needed part of our day.   Be with us to bring us into a prayerful spirit.  Amen.

Prayer Focus: Praying

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