Faithful Fridays: Prayer

29 March 2013

Happy Friday Lovelies. It's Good Friday. A very crucial time for Christians all over the world. A day of newness, cleansing, forgiveness, and the pinnacle of our Faith.

I have been feeling some what off kilter for the past few days. I don't know if it's settling down in my life again or if it's the change of the seasons. Either way I haven't been organized in my life, postings, or even in my prayers. I know I know you are probably thinking well how can you be organized in your prayers? What does organized prayer look like? Well there is no such thing as organized prayer but a while ago I had gotten in the habit of praying more frequently. I read a scripture that talked about how we should always be praying. So I set out to make my life a prayer. 

Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

While we all know it's impossible to get down on your knees and pray all day it is possible to make your life a prayer. Making your life a prayer is all about just trying to stay in constant communication with God. At first it was really hard for me but the more I did it the easier it became. Praying as I got up, showered, cooked, cleaned, before I ate, or went to sleep. I even prayed while driving, eyes opened of course - it helped me deal with road rage. You do not always have to close your eyes to pray. As of late though the connection has been unintentionally released, on my end of course. I still do pray but it's not as constant as I would like. So as this week comes to a close and as I start up a new month and a new chapter in my life I am back to working on regaining that closeness to God through my prayers.



I have to remember to pray during the big and small things that happen in my life. Prayer is a wonderful way of centering myself and restoring the PEACE and calmness. Not only does it affect how I feel during the day but it brings me closer to GOD. There is nothing greater than the feeling you get after you have prayed. You know when you stop talking and that calm rains over you? The quiet you hear and peace you feel in your soul? The connection you feel to God? That's what I crave.

I will keep you all in the loop on how I strive to make my life a prayer. I hope you can restore your prayer life or build one up too. 

I'm Linking up Here.



XOXO,
Charity

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this post. I, too, have had a hard time lately keepin my life a prayer. I prayed all the time, like you. When I woke up, as I took a shower, when I cleaned, driving, anywhere and everywhere. I don't know why I slacked off, but I'm working to get back to that place.

    There's nothing better than that peace, quiet, and calmness you feel after a heartfelt prayer.

    Thank you for linking up with us for The POP! I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    xo, Ashley @ Horseshoes & Pearls
    horseshoesandpearls.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! This was great, Charity! I've been dealing with this same sort of dilemma lately, too. A few months ago, I was very intentional about my prayer life. I never even had to think about it - I just naturally prayed at any moment throughout the day. It was like I was having an ongoing conversation with God. And, it was beautiful. Then, out of nowhere, for whatever reason, my prayers became more forced, and I forgot more often than not. I feel like right now, I have to remind myself to pray, and it's just not the same experience. I think, in a lot of ways, it's because my heart isn't focused where it should be on a day-to-day basis. This is something I'm working on, and I'm excited to keep up with you on how your prayer life is progressing, too!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  3. I'm right here with you sis! I've been slacking off on my morning readings and my quiet time with God altogether. I'm not sure why. I feel like I still love Him all the same, but I think some distractions have just been running free in my life. I am determined to get back on track :-)

    xoxo

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