Pray All Day
Author: Monica A. Andermann (New York, US)
I recall the first time I read the verse in 1 Thessalonians that urges us to pray without ceasing. If I pray without ceasing, I thought, how will I have time to accomplish all the other tasks required of me?
After thoughtful consideration, I realised how I could pray throughout the day.
I began to approach my daily tasks with a prayerful heart. I soon found that my work was more enjoyable when I turned it into an opportunity to commune with God. For example, during house cleaning I gave thanks for God’s order in my life. As I prepared meals, I prayed for those who would eat at my table and for those who do not have enough to eat. When weeding the garden, I imagined letting go of old hurts and prideful thoughts with each weed I pulled.
Each moment in our lives presents a chance for prayer. I want to take advantage of every opportunity.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for hearing our prayers. May we always recognise the opportunities that can be turned into moments of communion with you. Amen