To give you an example, I have on my calendar to pray for 1 person, at 1 o’clock, for 1 minute every day. When the reminder comes up on my phone or computer, I generally stop what I am doing and say a quick prayer. The problem I am finding is that there are too many times in my life when I don’t focus myself. I don’t seek out God and His glory. I lack focus and attention to what I am doing. I even catch myself saying, “God you know what I am trying to say. I am just stumbling along here. Sorry.”
Seriously. Is that right? Um….NO!
Think about it….I am coming before God. I am coming before the ALMIGHTY GOD. I am praying to HIM.
Imagine what my prayer life would be like if I focused on praising and respecting God for His perfection – His holiness. Imagine what my prayer life would be like if I pictured in my mind that God was actually standing in front of me, and this was my chance to talk directly to Him – would I stumble along, or would I have a huge smile on my face and just praise Him, and thank Him, and then bring my fears and needs to Him, my family and friends fears and needs. Talk about a different experience. Talk about an honor to be in His presence.
I heard Francis Chan say once that he read Revelation, chapter 4 and was awe struck by the image of God that John painted for us. That is what I want with my prayer life. An awe struck, humbling, emotional experience.
Time to brush up on my prayer life. Care to join me?