1 Thessalonians 5:17
This is how I felt yesterday. I wanted to just pray continually. I can give my every thought and action to God, but actually just sitting in prayer all day is not an option because I have a job that God expects me to do, and other commitments through my day.
Praying and prayer time can be as simple as looking at your hand and saying a five finger prayer.
1. When you fold your hands to pray, your thumb is closest to you. Start your prayer by raising up the needs of your children, parents, spouse, friends and other loved ones.
2. The pointing finger is next. Pray for those who lead. Our boss, teachers, ministers, and mentors.
3. The middle and tallest finger is next. That finger will remind us to pray for our president, (even if you do not agree with him, he still needs prayer) leaders in government and positions of high authority.
4. The ring finger is our weakest finger. The ring finger will bring to mind those who are sick and in trouble. Pray that God would intervene and show them that He is strong when they are weak.
5. The little finger reminds us that we need to put others first, even in prayer. By the time you get to your little finger your personal needs will seem to be small, but do pray for yourself- to hold to the Bible’s truth and know that God is God, and we are not. Glory to God!
Today is a new day and everyday is a chance to begin again.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
-Charles R. Swindoll
May we all have a praying attitude. Put ALL things to prayer.
Grace and peace to you from God our father.