“I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me find Me.” Proverbs 8:17
As the summer comes to an end, we start to shift into school schedules, packing away our vacation gear, and gearing up for Fall. In all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get distracted from important things, such as prayer. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has failed to follow through on a promise to pray when I hear of a need. While going a mile a minute in our day to day life, it is easy to let our prayer life take the backseat. I want to share with you something that has really blessed my prayer life.
I just recently celebrated a birthday, and the year prior, I purchased a journal. Journaling is a great way to pray and communicate with God. It has been inspiring to read through the ways God has guided me through the ups and downs of this past year. Sometimes it took months, and some things He’s still walking me through. Many times as I’m writing out what I’m going through or the prayer needs of another, He puts on my heart something I can do to help the situation or He gives me the peace that He is in control. I know when I pray it’s easy for my mind to wander, yet with writing, I can come right back to where my thought was left off. It is very therapeutic to spend time with God, writing out my thoughts and lifting others up in prayer.
However you decide to pray, it is my prayer that it is a priority. Not a chore, but something we make an integral part of all our lives as a church family. There is soo much power in prayer, there are so many lives that could be changed by the prayers you pray. If prayer has not been a big part of your life lately, I’d like to encourage you to put in before your day. Before you even get out of bed give time to God, give Him thanks, and ask Him to guide your day. I promise you will see a change, and you will see a difference in the lives around you. Make prayer a priority, not only for yourselves but for everyone you come in contact with. To God be all the glory.
If you are looking for a distraction free, quiet place to connect with God please join us each week for a prayer and worship time on Sunday nights from 6pm to 7pm.