As my mind wanders it mostly wanders to the people in my life. So they become the subjects of my prayer.
As I drove to take my girls to school today, I thought of friends and family and church. I prayed for each person, I prayed our church would find a worship pastor, and for God’s immeasurably more to be shown for His glory.
So my mind wandering is becoming a prayer prompt. Instead of just wondering how someone is doing, I pray for them.
When I think about a situation I cannot see a way out of, I pray.
I heard about a 16-year-old boy who drowned yesterday. I prayed for his friends and family.
When sirens of an emergency vehicle screech loudly, I pray.
I feel convicted to pray for the driver tailing me and speeding past in such a hurry. Could it be a family emergency?
As I rehearse my to-do list in my mind, I pray for my ministry, my husband, my kids.
When anger flares I pray for wisdom that I may not sin in my anger. I pray for direction and for the person who hurt me.
Through God’s prodding, I am more alert. I am praying more. I fail. This is a process, but God is working it out through me.
Then I read this, “Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.” Psalm 55:17
When I cry out to God (in distress or in duress or in peace) He hears my voice. My prayers are heard and He delights hearing from me. He doesn’t roll his eyes at me when I say, “God,” for the thousandth time in two hours. No, He hears me. He hears us all.
What is helping you to pray more consistently?