Quiet prayer sounds more enjoyable then ever, now with two little ones at home. Quiet anything sounds just about perfect. I know for me it’s hard to find quiet in my day, between my insanely busy, anxious mind and my two very loud children. It seems like I’m always hearing a lot of noise. I had a conversation with a friend about just this recently. We were discussing how easy it is to get caught up in all the noise of the world. After hanging up I couldn’t stop thinking about this idea. Is it true that we all need this quiet time of reflection? I certainly think so. If it is true, how come I’m so quick to put it to the back burner and to forget about it?
Where can I find the time?
This is one of my favorite questions. How many times have you checked your email today? Looked at your Facebook feed? Texted with friends? I’m not making any judgements, I’ve been known to spend copious amounts of time doing exactly these things. What I do know is that while we are all “busy” our time does what we tell it to. I also know that what we make time for happens, it’s just the way it works. The real question for me usually isn’t where can I find the time, but will I choose to find the time?
What will I do for “prayer?”
Another awesome question. I love making things really complicated as a way of procrastination. Prayer is a conversation. Simple. It need not be complex. Be open and honest with God. Speak up. Say you’re not sure, you don’t know. Get curious and honest and you will be SHOCKED at how willing God is to talk back and you may think this seems nutty, impossible, but you see for yourself.
Will it really make a difference?
Heck yea. I mean I cannot say much else other than to try it. When we pray, when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable in a new way we will always be amazed at the results. Please don’t get me wrong here and think that what I’m saying is that all prayer is earth shattering and life changing, not at all about all prayer connects us to God and that is so often way more than we could ask for.
I would love to hear your favorite way to pray! Please share in comments or send me an email.