I think prayer often takes a back seat in our multitasking, always connected, over-scheduled culture. But if we are to pray at all times, (Ephesians 6:18) and pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), then prayer needs to flow much more organically in our lives.
This happens when we remove the mental constraints we have about prayer—such as thinking we can only pray when we’re alone, or thinking we can pray for a set time first thing in the morning and then we’re done for the day. I like to think of prayer as an ongoing conversation, so it’s never really over. It just sort of flows throughout the day—throughout our lives.
And that’s not as hard as you might think.
Below are some of my tried-and-true methods for praying more often:
- Pray while you shower
- Pray when you drive
- Pray on your daily walks/as you exercise
- Pray during mindless chores (washing dishes, vacuuming, folding laundry, chopping veggies)
- Stay in bed an extra 5 (or more) minutes and pray before your feet hit the floor
How about you? Do you have a specific prayer time? Is your prayer life flowing like you want it to?