Also... I am still soooo amazed and humbled by the AMAZING posts you all have been writing. I am just loving this series. Remember, let us (Morgan and I) know if there is anything specific you want to discuss, or a topic that we may have touched on but you want to explore more. Email/comment/tweet... whatevs)
Prayer, prayer, prayer. (this is in the tune of da da da... from the VW commercial back in the day. I may be dating myself here... check this out if you have NO idea what I'm talking about. And then you can feel free to laugh at me all you want. I insist.)
Oooook... where were we?? Ah, yes. Prayer.
A little chat time with the Lord. A little reflection time. A little time to put things back in perspective. Provides you with a little more strength, grace and even courage. You get a little closer and even fall more in love with the Lord. You can sit quietly or sing loudly. Say whatever is on your mind or a beautiful Hail Mary.
Sounds awesome, right?? Well, because it is. There is nothing like having some really great prayer time. We need it... God desires it.
Yet, I find that I fall short. Almost.... all.of.the.time.
I am currently writing this at the spur of the moment, when I should be getting ready to sleep (I just got off work and work again tonight), with no clear goal in mind. I have been putting this off, actually. A few days ago I was thinking "I have NOTHING to say about this topic." I am not an example of a strong woman of prayer. I don't have much to add to this part of our conversation. I've got nothing to bring to the table. So, what did I do??
I went to adoration. And it was perfect.
|We have perpetual adoration ay my church. So awesome!|
I didn't last long. I was distracted. I was almost falling asleep.
But the Lord was there, truly present just letting me be me. I was just chatting with Him (out loud... I was the only person there!) going in a million directions. And He let me. He wasn't trying to tell me anything profound (I mean, how could He?! I hardly let Him get in a word!), He was glad I was there. Just crazy, random, babble-mouth me. We hadn't had this time together in a while, and He was just happy to have me.
And you know what I realized? I don't have to be the perfect prayer warrior for you guys either. I am just me. That's what I have to bring to the table. And, it's ok. It's true. I struggle with being consistent. I struggle with bringing all of my worries, doubts, fears and even joys, thanksgivings and praises to Him.
That's just me.
Do I want to be better? Yes. I am going to try. Well, obviously. I have access to 24/7 adoration, and I am going to have some more dates with Him. I am going to be more intentional with my morning prayers. Will they always be long, drawn out and super awesome? No. But, will I put my whole heart into the prayers I do say? You betcha.
I may even begpleadforce Mart and her hubby, Tom, to have some praise worship adoration, too. Because, you guys, that's my absolute fave. I feel the Lord's presence sooooo much when I am singing and worshipping Him. So, here's hoping they agree!
Please forgive me for not having something profound (do I ever reallllly have something profound?) to say about prayer. I will keep praying for each of you. I will... I promise. :)
Hey... all of you married or already-in-the-religious-life people out there... you can chime in, too! :) What do you have to say about prayer?! Please don't be afraid. ;) (hint hint... you can link up, too if you so desire.)
Next week's topic:
What I Love About Being Single!
(this is more light-hearted, so have fun with it! Whatever you want, as always!)
Link-up this week is being hosted by the loverly Morgan. Head on over to see her and see what everyone else is up to! See ya next week!