Archive | January 2012

A Good Reminder

Pray Hardest When It Is Hardest to Pray | Loving Life at HomePray hardest when it’s hardest to pray? I don’t think this means we should pray hardest when we’re in the most trouble.

Most of us find it pretty easy to pray when we need God to get us out of a tight spot.

For me, this quote means that I need to pray hardest when I’m . . .

. . . exhausted
. . . excited
. . . angry
. . . anxious
. . . annoyed
. . . busy
. . . behind
. . . distracted.

When is it hardest for you to pray? Let’s work harder at remembering at that moment to pray for God’s strength, comfort, wisdom, and grace.

Pray without Ceasing

I’ve been meditating on 1 Thess. 5:17 lately: “Pray without ceasing.” Try as I might to maintain a continual attitude of prayer, I get distracted by the million other things that vie for my attention. Consequently, I often lose sight of that goal.

Yet my days are sprinkled with enough mindless tasks that it’s easy to pick up the conversation with God wherever I left off, provided I make a point to do so. Some of my favorite multi-tasking opportunities include praying while:

  • folding laundry
  • climbing stairs
  • washing dishes
  • nursing babies
  • riding bikes
  • taking showers
  • falling asleep

When and where do you squeeze in extra prayer time? Please share. I’m eager to add to my list!