Showers of Prayers

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Today definitely started out as one of those mornings. You know the ones. When the day seems to start without you and you hit the ground running. Not my favorite way to start. The best mornings are the ones where I’m up at least a little while before the children and I can relax, wake-up slow, and spend some time with God. A good friend of mine has a plaque in her bathroom that reads “A Day Hemmed In Prayer Rarely Unravels.” I have found that to be true in my life. When I don’t get to spend some time alone with God in the morning, I feel like I’m chasing a ball of yarn the rest of the day.

And so it went today. My husband left early for the gym and all my little’s climbed in bed with me, so instead of getting up I just cuddled around them for a while. But then I lost track of the time, and we had to rush through breakfast and getting ready because I had appointments to get to. So no Bible time. No prayer. I could feel myself getting frustrated and overwhelmed.

I was getting myself ready and I just started praying in the shower. A completely unconventional place to pray, but it’s what I had. I stood there in the shower, pouring my heart out to God, praying for my family members and their days, for my friends, for my schedule. It felt right. It felt like I was back on track and I could handle the day. I know I should definitely have a time set apart for prayer, but that doesn’t mean God won’t hear me if I talk to Him on the fly. The Bible says we are to “pray without ceasing.” To me, that means that we should always have a place in our hearts open to talk to Him throughout the day. He’s my best friend. I can call Him up whenever I want to chat and He will always be happy to hear from me and He will always have time. Even when I’m in the shower.

What are some of the unconventional places or times you have prayed?

 

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  • Kat

    I prayed in the shower when I trusted Christ as my savior! I was 7, I remember it was my parents bathroom shower. I still pray often in the shower:-)

    In my Person Evangelism class in Bible College I remember when everyone shared where they were when they got saved, and being a timid about saying. After 20-something people said the exact where-you-were the shower/bathroom were mentioned several times and I didn’t feel timid at all.

    I have been enjoying time praying as I walk the path at the park nearby, recently, and enjoy praising God for the beautiful outdoors He created.

    • Rahab to Riches

      Thanks for sharing, glad I’m not the only one with “shower prayers”. I also love praying outside! It is one of my favorite parts of camping actually, getting to read God’s Word and pray with my family right in the midst of His creation. We serve an awesome God!!!

  • http://www.pickles-n-peppers.com Shauna Lynn

    I think the shower is a great place for prayer. You are in your natural form and are completely bare to God in all senses of the word bare. I’ve prayed almost everywhere, car, hospital, shower, bath, bed, porch, kitchen while cooking, on the phone with family, while on the computer reading prayer requests. I don’t think there is an “unconvential” prayer place, you pray where you feel the need and the thoughts. Glad it was able to center your day!

    • Rahab to Riches

      It’s true, we really can pray everywhere! Thanks for commenting.

  • http://www.angiesangle.com Angie

    I think praying in the shower fits. After all you are all alone with just the hot water, what a perfect time for some “you” time.

  • http://www.tinytoadstoolcottage.blogspot.com.au Jayne

    I agree that any place is a good place. With littles, if we all waited for the ‘perfect’ time, we would wait for ever. And I have always, like you, really taken to heart that we should pray without ceasing. So while I try to have a special quiet time in the morning, I will pray throughout the day as well. Sometimes I feel that it isn’t enough, but I think God is willing to take any little bit of us that we offer up to him. And in some seasons of life, that may be all we have to offer. But it is always enough for God.

  • http://darlingdownsdiaries.com Terri Presser

    I know what these mornings are like and most times I just forget to pray (dumb hey) – it should be the first thing I stop and do. I love sitting out the front of our house and just basking in the goodness and grace of God, and just being thankful for all he has given us. Thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  • Amanda H

    I love this post and the saying to pray without ceasing. I am teaching my kids the true meaning of that and how much it helps your days no matter what! Thank you for sharing!

  • Katharine

    Hello! Found you at Henneke’s and decided to visit. Love this site. Nice post!