Pray Often

Whoa . . . it’s been so long since I’ve posted on this blog, I discovered that WordPress has changed things up a bit.  Since I’m not savvy about technology, we’ll see whether this actually makes it into cyberspace.

This past week, one of my friends ordered a dozen Simply Refreshing books.

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Because I’m busy with other things these days, I’d almost forgotten about this book I’d written a few years back.  Simply Refreshing is a little book in a line of One-Minute-Devotional books – published by Christian Art in South Africa.  I pulled a copy of the book off my shelf, read through a few devotionals, and thought, Why not post a few of these on my blog?  

I’ll begin with one on prayer.

Pray Often

“God knows how often I pray for you.  Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about His Son.  Romans 1:9 (NLT)

How often do you eat?  How often do you collect your mail?  Things we do often are things we do frequently, regularly, again and again.  We tend to make time for things that are important to us – like eating and hobbies.

Prayer is more than important – it’s our lifeline.  Paul, a New Testament apostle, prayed day and night.  Daniel, an Old Testament prophet, prayed three times a day.  Prayer was their source of wisdom, guidance, and strength – things that each of us need daily.

Prayer doesn’t cost money, we don’t need to make an appointment, and there are no limits to how much we can pray.  We can start early and pray often.

God, To know that someone cares about us enough to pray for us touches us deeply.  May we show the same care for others.  Amen.”

Thought: This week, I’ll choose one person/family to pray for, write their name/s somewhere where I’ll see it often, and pray for her/him/them several times each day.   

Blessings,

Ellen

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