Not too busy to pray

By DELLA NEWKIRK
Posted 7/23/21

Indeed, we are busy, but we are not too busy to pray. Stop the go-go-go for a moment and pray. Let’s be intentional about pulling over to the side of life’s road and communicating with …

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Indeed, we are busy, but we are not too busy to pray. Stop the go-go-go for a moment and pray. Let’s be intentional about pulling over to the side of life’s road and communicating with God. Have a disciplined, flowing lifestyle of prayer, and never lose heart or faint.

Be prayerful. Be purposeful by keeping prayer on your to-do list. Everything goes better with prayer. With intercessory prayer, tell someone, “I’m praying for you.”

Whisper this prayer: “Lord, bless our going out and our coming in. Provide traveling mercies. Whenever we arrive at our destination, help everything to be in order. Whenever we arrive back home, help us to find everything in order. Yes, Lord.”

Prayer changes individuals, for we do “not faint” or grow weary. Even if situations don’t immediately change, we become strengthened through prayer.

Prayer warriors, tell God about it. Have a little talk with Jesus, and He will make everything all right.

We just have to pray our way through some things. Did you pray about it? Have a disciplined life of prayer. Abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).

Unwavering in faith, know that God is working things out, for He works in mysterious ways. Prayer is the best wireless connection in the world, for His line is never busy. Call Him up.

Praying is analogous to telecommunications and high-rising cellphone towers, which support service networks with transmitters and receivers. There are amazing technological advancements in high data transfer rates with speedy downloading, sending and receiving multimedia files. Likewise, awesome God is our strong, high tower (2 Samuel 22:3; Proverbs 18:10) who transfers/sends blessings and answered prayers.

Anti-virus software in digital systems support protection from viruses which exploit connectivity and are sometimes hidden in email attachments. Let’s watch our personal attachments. Spiritually, we must also be watchful and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8), for the enemy of the soul is cunning.

There are advances in smartphone methods and cellular access. We have access to the throne of God to go boldly and receive mercy and grace for help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Also, if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (1 John 2:1).

Yeah, always pray, and don’t become discouraged or give up. There is power in prayer. We can’t always be on our knees with closed eyes, but we can be diligently and constantly prayerful. But we know, it’s easy to get too busy.

Good old-fashioned advice: Remove yourself from the center of the universe. It’s not all about you.

Prayer: Lord, our Provider, thanks for stepping in right on time. Thanks for the secret weapon of praying in the Spirit. We repent for getting too distracted and not keeping You first. Thanks for grace and peace. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

 

Della Marie Woods Newkirk is an educator and native of Lillington. She can be reached at newkirkdella@gmail.com.

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