Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18
“I just don’t have time to pray.” I am guilty of thinking this until I heard a preacher say something that would change my perspective on prayer for good.
It’s not that we are too busy to pray. It’s all of our daily responsibilities that we are too busy for and don’t have time to complete. In other words, we don’t have time to wash dishes, do the laundry, clean the house, run errands, go shopping, etc.
Funny thing is, when I realized that prayer must be a priority over all those daily chores, I not only had time to pray, I ended up having more than enough time to take care of everything else that needed to be done.
And the more I prayed, the more I began to see opportunities to pray. I began praying on my commute to and from work, while cooking, cleaning the house, when I went walking, and even on my breaks at work.
There are occasions I wake up during the night and can’t fall back to sleep so I start praying for anyone who comes to mind instead of focusing on not being able to go back to sleep.
A friend and I were talking about prayer one day and she compared it to water. Prayer is as refreshing as water and we need them both.
Prayer is as important to the soul as water is to the body.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
Yes, the demands of life are many and sometimes hard. But we all need refreshing and we are just too busy NOT to pray!