When we exercise, we usually develop a routine that we follow on a daily basis. My question is, do you have a spiritual exercise routine? Do you wake in the morning and, the first thing, praise God for another day’s journey? Do you schedule prayer breaks in the same way you schedule breaks at work? Do you pray before all of your meals, regardless of where you are eating? And finally, do you pray before you go to sleep at night thanking God for all he has done, his direction, and the fact that he saved you from things that you were not even aware of?
If not, perhaps, today is the day to establish your spiritual exercise routine.
Prayer only becomes difficult if it is not intentional.
“Being intentional simply means to pray on purpose or as intended.” Spiritual exercise while designed by you is led by the Holy Spirit. This being said, God’s time is not our time. Your routine is your template, the Holy Spirit is your guide. Stay on track and let him guide you. You prayer may be only a moment long, or lengthly. Gid will provide the time and everything else will fall in place.
Looking in the Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 instructs us to be purposeful—to pray always. (biblestudytools.com)
Prayers About Praying:
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
Psalms 145:18 NIV
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Colossians 4:2 NIV
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:41 NIV
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Mark 11:25 NIV
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
Luke 18:1 NIV
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 NIV
Resources – soveryblessed.com; bible.com