Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Prayer Walk

A friend and I took a long prayer walk this afternoon, out into the fields near my home.

All we did was talk to the Lord out loud. Back and forth we prayed, focused on our Josiah Venture team and their ministries across Central and Eastern Europe.

What a privilege, to bring so many before the throne of God, asking bold prayers on their behalf!

Later I thought about a couple of quotes from Martin Luther that have impacted me recently:

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

I love to pray. It's my joy and delight to spend a morning, an afternoon, or an evening with the Lord in prayer.

But I still have sooooo much to learn in this area. I want to keep growing in my prayer life so that it's truly as much a part of me as breathing is. And that I would see my busyness as my reason to stop and pray longer and more fervently. Not to skip it because I'm too busy.

When I remember this and do it, life is as peaceful as this quiet lane.

"Pray continually ... pray in the Spirit on all occasions ... the Lord is near to all who call on him ... in every situation, present your requests to God ... devote yourselves to prayer." 

May these Scriptures ring true in my life.

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