When I was in high school, I went through this phase where I refused to say “amen.”
It might sound silly, but I wanted my life to be a living prayer. To constantly be in conversation with God.
I was a new believer and I took 1 Thessalonians 5:17 seriously: to pray without ceasing (ESV).
I have often looked back at that time in my life as a spiritual high point. While I was still young and nieve, so inexperienced in my faith and life in general, I was zealous.
And that’s what came back to me when I read this week’s featured post, “7 Practical Ideas for Praying When Days Are Busy.” Praying throughout your day was just one of the seven practical ideas that Deborah shared in her post. I do hope you’ll hop over and read the others. But first, I wanted to talk a little more about prayer and supplication…
Prayer and Supplication
Do you ever stress out about your prayer life?
I’m just going to be honest and say that I do.
In fact, I was reading another post earlier this week that talked about the importance of saying grace, and how often we miss the point. I don’t know about you, but I often pray before a meal to check it off a list.
I know I need to be thankful, so I say grace. But here in America, we really don’t know what it’s like to not know where our next meal is coming from. We take it for granted.
Prayer and supplication have become tasks on our “good Christian to-do lists” instead of natural nuances that flow from the overflow of our hearts.
At least that’s where I’m right now.
I found myself trying to cultivate my prayer life when I realized that my prayer life shouldn’t be separated from my regular life. It should all be the same. I just have one life, and prayer should be a natural part of it.
I don’t know where this week finds you, but that’s where I am. Sitting in front of my laptop, and realizing that I don’t need to cultivate my prayer life, I just need to start praying. And if that’s where you are, maybe Deborah’s post can help you get started.
And Deborah, thanks for linking up your post with Grace & Truth. You are more than welcome to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button for your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
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