So, here's a question for the masses, how often do you pray? First Thessalonians 5:16-18 says we are to "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances".
Pray without ceasing. Eek! That has always seemed like an impossible expectation. I can rejoice, even in bad times, if I stop and truly look around and count my blessings. And I can certainly give thanks for those blessings. Those 2 are easy. But unceasing prayer is tougher.
Is it really though? For most of my life I have thought of prayer as a structured, holy, and profound thing. And it is holy and profound, but does it really need to be structured all the time? Over the last year or so I have started to see prayer a bit differently. Through devotionals like "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young I have started to see my prayer time as more of a conversation. Thing is, I am not really good at conversation. I tend to have trouble maintaining eye contact and I interrupt when random thoughts pop into my head. There is even one lady at work that I swear doesn't like me mainly because I interrupt her so much!
Where was I? Oh yeah, bad conversationalist. This is something I am trying to work on, in my daily interactions with others as well as my prayer life. To answer my own question, some days I pray 2 or 3 times a day, some days I drop into bed and realize I haven't spoken to or listened to Him at all. And I know there are countless days where even that thought doesn't enter my mind. So, I am going to take a step back and try again. Grace is new every morning, right? So fresh start, here I come!
By the way, thanks for stopping by to read my thoughts. I haven't been a very good blogger for a while now and I really appreciate you for taking the time to stop by! :)