As I collapsed into bed, after making my rounds of bedtime conversations, hugs and prayer, I breathed, “Lord please just make them turn out alright. I feel like I’m just barely covering the bases.”
It had been another long hard day of parenting, wife-ing, and trying to be the heart of my home well.
It bothered me how my prayers seemed more desperate, shorter and surface deep, than what I knew they should be.
As my days raced by faster and faster, I felt like I was bringing up the rear end of a herd of turtles racing uphill through the sand. The harder I tried the behinder I got, as the saying goes.
And sadly, my prayers got fewer and fewer.
Sure, throughout the day I lift short three to five word prayers,
“Lord, I need patience now!”
“Father, give me grace.”
“Jesus, protect them.”
“Jesus, heal my child.”
But, while our Father hears both the prayer on the fly and the prayer on our knees, prayer isn’t meant to be something we do only when we are desperate or weary.
Prayer needs to be a priority. It’s a ministry, really. One that no woman can afford to overlook.
Hop over to my friend, Arabah Joy’s blog where I am sharing more about standing in prayer, placing ourselves in the gap through Jesus Christ, and how we bridge the expanse from what we are struggling with now to how the Lord wants to move in our own hearts and the hearts of our homes.
It’s time to get on those prayer bones and build a wall. Click the image to go read.
For added encouragement in your prayer life, you might find these prayer resources helpful: