So I got up (a little earlier than usual), got dressed, and set my iPhone's timer for five minutes. I didn't even start the coffee first. Aside from absolute necessities, God got my first five minutes.
Another thing I did last night was plan ahead about what I wanted to pray about. That doesn't mean that the Holy Ghost wasn't involved in my prayers. It just means that he and I worked it out beforehand about the subject matter. I knew I wanted to pray for a guy at church who I've become burdened for and I wanted to pray for my church in general, as we are going through a transition of sorts.
When you're tired, it's hard to pray "well." Or pray at all. By planning ahead, and setting a timer to keep yourself honest, you'll go a long way to reaching your prayer goals. Give it a try and let me know in the comments how it goes!
I can commiserate about the difficulty of consistent prayer. I have never been one of those prayer warriors we here about.
I was given a personal planner/prayer diary for Christmas. I am determined to use it as a tool to increase my prayer time.
My hours at work have been changed. I still get up early (is O dark hundred real navy talk?), but now I am using the time to pray.
It is somewhat a question of habit. It is a case of put off/put on that Paul talks about.
Keep posting on this. Maybe we can provoke each other to good works.
My friend! I'm so glad you wrote.
I know it's been a long time since I've posted regularly. Look into my other blog project: http://examinescience.wordpress.com.
I agree about provoking each other to good deeds. I will add praying for you to my tasker.
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