Pray, Pray, Pray

Jun 01, 2019

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your  prayers for all believers everywhere.—Ephesians 6 :18 

When we take a shower in the morning, we have space and quiet to pray and ask God to be present with us throughout the day. As the water cleanses our hair, we praise God for his great cleansing of us. And we pray for those who need to know that kind of wild grace.

As we prepare food, we pray for those who will taste it. As we add seasoning, we ask Jesus to please make us salt for this earth. As we fold laundry, we ask God to fold us into himself, and we intercede for those whose pants we fold.

As we run errands, we thank God for transportation. We pray for the angry driver cutting us off, asking for mercy. When we check out at the grocery store, we pray for the livelihood of the cashier, and we ask God for divine appointments to bless people we meet that day.

As we finish our day, we thank God for another twenty-four hours of life, with health, with breath. We think of the whole wide world and pray for those who struggle today, for those who hurt, for those who need food or redemption or rescue.

We pray, pray, pray all throughout the day to remind ourselves we wholly depend on him for everything.

Jesus, I want to pray all day long today, to have a continual dialogue with you. Keep me aware of your presence even as I run errands, shop, fold laundry, and cook. Keep me close to your heart so I can share your heart with others. Amen.

From Daily Gifts of Hope.© 2013 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission.


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