If you are like me, you are pulled in many different directions. Your day is full it seems, from the moment you are rudely awoken by the alarm, to when you lay in bed trying to catch some sleep at the end of a maxed out day .
A constant flurry of chores, expectations, and lists swarm around, and its inevitable I will be tired and possibly will forget to pray. Prayer shouldn’t be just another chore, yet another box to tick, it should be more natural, something I do rather than I have to do.
So how do you pray when you are tired?
First, you have to see the enormous benefit of praying. See it as a gentle moment of intimate communication with God. A time to share your concerns, your joy as well as the needs of others. It is a consistent way I am reminded of how much I need God. As I share struggles through prayer, I am stating, ‘Lord I need you, we need you.’ When we see the value of prayer, it will become much more a natural part of our day.
Second, don’t rush prayer. Don’t see it as some sort of task filler, something you cram into the short time between your many tasks. Take your time. Breath, slow the pace down – pray gently.
Third, don’t be embarrassed to pray with others. Whether before a meal, when a difficult challenge arises such as when a friend shares a struggle they face. Ask them if you can pray for them at the moment. Make prayer a priority.
So as you read this, take a moment to pray. If you need prayer, share a comment below and I as well as others will take a moment to pray for you.