Imagine considering every moment as a potential time of communion with God. By the time your life is over, you will have spent six months at stoplights, eight months opening junk mail, a year and a half looking for lost stuff (double that number in my case), and a whopping five years standing in various lines.
Why don’t you give these moments to God? By giving God your whispering thoughts, the common becomes uncommon. Simple phrases such as “Thank you, Father,” “Be sovereign in this hour, O Lord,” “You are my resting place, Jesus” can turn a commute into a pilgrimage. You needn’t leave your office or kneel in your kitchen. Just pray where you are.
Let the kitchen become a cathedral or the classroom a chapel. Give God your whispering thoughts.
~ Just Like Jesus
God, examine me and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts. — Psalm 139:23
Imagine — what if you thought of every second of every day as a chance to talk to God?
By the time your life is over, you will have spent six months waiting at stoplights, a year and a half looking for lost stuff, and a whopping five years standing in lines.
Why don’t you give these “lost” moments to God? By giving God your thoughts during these moments, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Your prayers don’t need to be out loud. Your eyes don’t have to be closed. Prayers can simply be silent whispers — just between you and God.
Simple prayers — such as “Thank You, Father,” “Be with me this day, God,” and “I trust You, Jesus” — can turn a car ride into worship. You don’t need a special place. Just pray where you are. Let the kitchen become a church and the classroom become a chapel. Give God your whispering thoughts.
GROWING IN GRACE
Do you only pray at church and at home? Only before meals and at bedtime? Try a “pray where you are” challenge today. How many different places can you remember to pray to God? Can you make it five, or ten, or even twenty?
Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment Family Devotional by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.
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