A reflection on when to pray

Reflections on when to pray

Mark 1:35 

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.  

Luke 6 v 12

And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.

Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don’t pray more.

 Oswald Chambers

As impossible as it is for us to take a breath in the morning large enough to last us until noon, so impossible is it to pray in the morning in such a way as to last us until noon. Let your prayers ascend to Him constantly, audibly or silently, as circumstances throughout the day permit.

– O. Hallesby

A reflection on when to pray

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer must be proffered on a basis that is daily, and throughout a day on a basis that is regular. We acknowledge that many  lead a life that will be said by all that is a life that is one that is busy. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be at one with you, Our Heavenly Father, there is a need to put aside a time to pray. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer can be upheld to you at a time that is any, and in a place that is any that can be said to be reverent.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that your Scriptures reveal that a prayer ought to be proffered at a time that can be described as an appointed time.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to reflect upon where a prayer is placed in a life of a self in terms of a priority. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a time for prayer must be upon arising, and that this is a time when all can bring to you a thought, and a feeling of praise and adoration. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear there is a need to be able to proffer a prayer throughout a day, and a time that is a half-way point in a day is a time that is fitting to proffer a prayer. We acknowledge that at a time that is a half-way point in a day is a time when many are able to reflect upon an event of a morning and bring to you a worry, and bring to you a concern, and we acknowledge that at a time that is a half-way point in a day is a time when many are able to reflect upon an event of a morning for which there is a need to proffer a sorrow, and to proffer a will to incur a change in a life that reflects a repentance.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer proffered upon a return from work is a time that is desired by you as a time to proffer a prayer. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in the privacy of a home a prayer can be elongated and can uphold to you a concern that there is for another who is known to a self, and to uphold a concern that is one that relates to a concern that is worldly.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many are able to proffer a prayer with you at a time that is of an evening and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is desirable that all proffer a prayer with you before all retire for a night, and we acknowledge that this is a time when all are able to be thankful for your grace and for your wisdom.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times that are other when a prayer is acceptable in a way that is more public and these are times that are known to many. We acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that if there is a gathering of two or three in your name that a prayer that is proffered is one that will be counted.

Heavenly Father, your Scriptures reveal to all Mankind that it is a desire of you that all pray without ceasing. We ask you to guide all Mankind at a time of prayer in terms of putting aside a time for prayer.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and with your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, who advocates for all Man who lives on this earth, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on March 2, 2012, in Lent, prayer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    Being able to pray in private is essential since distractions of everyday life can divert one’s attention away from the content of the prayer. it is essential since it is a time of calm when one can bring our concerns of family issues as well as those of the world to the attention og Our Father and, take time to count our blessings of course,

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