In any moms life, prayer is just essential! It must be a priority and something that we make time to do. As we all know, it sometimes just doesn’t happen. Mornings are busy, life sometimes gets out of control and it’s the first thing that disappears.
But we all know that just as if we don’t plug our cell phones in to the power source to get charged, it eventually dies! We are the same way if we don’t plug ourselves into prayer & God’s Word daily! It’s crucial as a wife and mom to spend time alone with God and pour our hearts out for our children, grandchildren, husbands, friends, family, missionaries, & other loved ones that are having health issues and don’t forget yourself!
Have you ever had someone ask you to pray for them or you told someone you were going to pray for them and then forgot?
How do we juggle it all? How do we keep track of what our family prayer needs are? Others prayer requests?
At times it’s a lot to remember and sometimes a bit overwhelming. We need to organize our prayer time!
Here are 5 simple ways to organize our prayer time each day:
- Set aside time. We all know if we don’t plan it, most of the time it just doesn’t happen. Try and be realistic with our family schedule but it works best to do it in the morning while it’s quiet. Set aside a certain time each morning to meet with God and share with Him your thoughts and concerns for the day. It really does help our day go a bit smoother when we get into a routine of making it first in our day. A side note….you gotta make it a priority to get up BEFORE everyone else!
- Set aside an area. Find a special place in your house or room or maybe outside that you feel the most comfortable and make that your spot. Set out some things near a table or book shelf that you can use as tools in your prayer time. Maybe your special coffee cup, notebook, pen, your Bible, a devotional, etc.
- Color Code your days. Using colored index cards can do wonders for your prayer time! Use a certain color for each day of the week and divide your prayer time into categories. (example: Monday-Blue; Tuesday-Pink, etc) Maybe divide them up with your children’s names on it with your prayers for each of them. You can also divide them into categories like: Family, Friends, Needs, Praise, etc.
- Keep a journal. Find a pretty journal or even a regular notebook and mark your thoughts and prayers out to God. This is a wonderful tool to help clear your mind for the day and give over to Him all your worries, struggles, and concerns that face you for that day or week. You can also keep a praise journal and record the prayers that are answered. It’s wonderful to go back and read the progress of your time alone.
- Be flexible. There are going to be times that it just doesn’t happen. You overslept, someone is sick, appointments pile up, etc. Incorporating a system that work for you is whats key. Remember that prayer can happen anywhere and at anytime, but we are talking about a time to get your heart and mind aligned with God. If mornings just don’t work, then maybe night time is better, then stick with that. Maybe it’s when the kids are down for nap. The main thing is making it a daily habit and something you desire and look forward to!
Organizing time alone each day is something that can be done. Though we are busy juggling many things in our day doing these steps will help us be more focused, more prepared, and more on target to hearing God’s voice for the day.“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” Corrie ten Boom
Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalm 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice
How’s your prayer time? Is there things you do to keep your quiet time with God on track?
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