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.