Prayer is our lifeline. It’s our direct connection to our Father in heaven! He wants to hear from us and help us in every single moment. So why do we so often ignore such a vital link to God?
I tend to jump headfirst into whatever is on my agenda. It takes intentional effort for me to slow down, ask for some guidance, and actually listen. It’s not that I believe I can do any of this without God, it’s more that I am as easily distracted as a toddler.
But there is hope! On the best days, I have found some things that help. I’m working to incorporate these things daily, but hey, imperfect progress is the only real kind!
- Beautiful, artsy verses posted where I’ll see them spark that memory and remind me to start up a conversation.
- Praying scripture… when I find myself at a loss for what to say, I search the topic on my bible app and find a verse I can pray back to God.
- Start with gratitude… in those super frustrating moments I find that thanking God for all He’s given me and all He’s done for me changes my attitude!
- Keep it simple… don’t let this concept intimidate you. Satan wants you to think what you have to say is somehow unimportant to God. He is so wrong!
Here’s the truth… God LOVES You!! He wants to hear from you just like you want to hear from your kids. Okay maybe we get exhausted from hearing the same silly things over and over from our kids. Like, if I hear one more story that starts with, “One time I watched this video on YouTube…” I might completely lose it! But I’m talking about the real stuff our kids tell us. I want to hear about my kids real lives. I want to hear about their struggles. I want to celebrate with them when there’s a win. I believe God wants us to put Him in His rightful place as our perfect Father who is there for us through everything we face.
So pray!! Pray about everything… all day long! He would not have said in His word, “Never stop praying.” if He didn’t want to hear from you.
How’s your prayer life? Is it fabulous? Got any helpful tips?? Could it use a boost? Tell me about it, I’d love to chat with you!! Here’s a printable verse for all of us… I laminated mine and put it on my bathroom mirror! <3
I love ya friend! I’m praying for you… see the reminder on my phone!? 😉