I Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)
Have you ever wondered just how it is possible to pray without ceasing? Well, the Bible has advice for busy people who struggle with time and hectic schedules when trying to make room for a balanced prayer life. Prayer time can be engaged in at any time of the day and it is quite beneficial to focus on the quality rather than the quantity of your heartfelt words.
Morning can be a good time to set the tone for the day, with a prayerful frame of mind. Mark 1:35 says, “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He (Jesus) went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Some relevant tips are to take care of some of the morning preparation the night before and include the family in prayer around the breakfast table.
While a hectic schedule can make the afternoon pass quickly, there are still opportunities to grab a few minutes for prayer. Acts 3:1 says that, “Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.)” If the family or your co-workers gather for lunch, a five-minute devotion and prayer is possible. Hide out in the bathroom for some private time. Not the best surroundings, but it is usually private.
Lastly, don’t let your head hit the pillow before offering a prayer. It is often a nice way to wind down. “And when He (Jesus) has sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.”
Prayer time is Anytime. Pray without ceasing. The Lord longs to hear from you!
My focus is on the Lord at all times, Linda