Life has a way of MAKING us engage with it, whether you are ready or not for it. The unexpected happens, we overbook our day and it gets crazy, a dear friend is in crisis and needs our immediate help, the mundane stuff that has to be tended to unintentionally piles up and the list could go on and on. Because of these unforeseen things, engaging with God many times gets pushed to the side or maybe shortened or just even diluted.
Most of us are unquestionably convinced that the most needed, productive and powerful time of the day is that time we spend engaging with God. But isn’t it true that it is actually the most difficult time to preserve in our day?
Recently, the Holy Spirit has challenged me to look for creative and wise ways to spend with Him. In my search for ideas on how to follow through and be responsible with this challenge, I came across this guide. I particularly like this specific one because, for every 5 minute slot, we are supplied with a clear-cut prayer focus. But more importantly, a scripture is provided to help us meditate on or craft a prayer around each focus topic. Even though this chart is meant to be used as an hour in prayer, it also can be used if we can only spend a few minutes with it in one sitting. One thing that it does strongly suggest is to start and end your time with ‘Praise’.
I’m so looking forward to delving into this prayer tool. I am convinced, that there is no better way to spend specific and strategic time with God our Father than by utilizing His word as a weapon of defense against the enemy’s shenanigans.
A LITTLE EXTRA
Scripture Prayer: Ephesians 5:15-17
Song: Seek You First by Lauren Daigle https://youtu.be/26Mqmc5rWM8
Book: Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
Sermon: Begin the Battle on Your Knees by Priscilla Shirer
Quote: “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo