Thursday, August 15, 2013

I Don't Have Time to Pray!

Have you ever found yourself thinking or saying, "I don't have time to pray!"? If you mean long hours on your knees in the dinky hours of the morning, then perhaps you’re right.

You Can Do This

But you can train yourself to utilize snippets of time to talk to the Lord as you go about your day, using what I call Prayer Cues, and keep in contact with Jesus all day long.

How it Works

This is how this simple, effective method works:

Use activities you do every day as reminders to pray for specific people and things. When I make my bed each morning, I say Psalm 91, asking for protection; when I take a shower, I pray for my marriage; when I get dressed, I confess healing verses; when I put my make-up on, I recite prosperity scriptures; when I brush my teeth, I pray for my kids.

Simpler than you thought

I'm not saying you shouldn't spend hours at a time on your knees, or take some extended time alone, seeking the Lord for help and wisdom. But if you feel like you need more face-to-face time with God, and can't seem to fit in those huge chunks, try Prayer Cues.

Can you think of any cues, and how you can use them to remind yourself to pray for specific people? I'd love to hear your ideas!