Praying tips

“The end of all things is near.  Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”  1 Peter 4:7.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Isaiah 43-45, and 1 Peter 4.

Prayer involves the mind.

How can we pray “right” when our mind is cluttered?  When we are distracted?

The answer to those questions is a resounding, “Not very well.”

Our prayer life must have some organization to it.  However, too much organization can send spontaneity out the window.

If something prompts prayer, then the praying must be immediate.  There’s no waiting.  Do it right then with those in your midst who are also mindful that instant prayer is needed.

I also think that we have to elevate our alertness to what is going on around us.  Sometimes we get so glazed over that we stop noticing things in our midst.  Someone is working on a road near where you live.  Do you pray for their safety?

It is a fact that if you pray regularly for people you will remember their names.  If you have neighbors that you seldom see, BUT are remembering in prayer, you will interact with them differently when the opportunity of interaction comes.

The quality of my prayer life reflects the quality of my relationship to God.  I want mine to be spontaneous and persistent.

“Lord, the more I interact with You the more I will interact effectively with those in my midst.  Elevate my prayer life, I beg.  I ask to be better with the spontaneity part.  To do that I must be better tuned to You because thereby I will see/hear others as You do.  O Father, help me, I plead.”

Are you praying with spontaneity and persistence?

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