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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