Praying Days

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“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.”

(Ephesians 6:18)

Reflection:
I have found it useful to start the day with a set series of prayers that I have composed for my immediate and extended family and myself. It includes our homes, work, comings and goings and health.

During the day I pray whenever I drive, whenever I meet with anyone and whenever I undertake any ministry. I also pray for any of my family with special needs. As the day progresses I pray for the people around me with whom I may have dealings, including security guards and cashiers, as well as those whom the Lord seems to draw to my attention. Whenever I hear the siren of a police car or ambulance I pray for the situation and for the people involved.

And then, when it seems that the Spirit draws to my attention something special – a sunset, a cloud formation against the deep blue sky, the stark beauty of a winter-bare tree, the liquid song of the crested barbet or the shiny loveliness of the blue starling, the laugh of a child or the miracle of a baby – I give thanks.

He has, in fact, led me into the habit of talking to God all through the day. It is not an imposition but a privilege. It has helped develop the realization that God is with me, and interested in all my doings, all the time.

Response:
Talk to God all through the day. Share your thoughts, concerns and involvements with Him. Ask for His help.

Prayer:

You are my Father, my Saviour, my Lord and my Friend – thank You that I can turn into Your love all the time. Amen.

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