Prayer is a mysterious thing. It can seem useless at times and a complete blessing and source of inner strength at other times.
You may have a prayer life that is active with daily time carved out of your day just to sit quietly and make time for praying, or a bit more erratic yet daily where you bring your mind to prayer in short spurts throughout your day.
You may have a prayer life that has very little attention – days go by, life goes by, without even thinking about praying and no effort has been made to set a time aside to pray. (No worries if that’s what you’ve been experiencing. It just means your human)
Most likely you’ve had periods of your life where you’ve experienced both of these scenarios and varying degrees in between. Especially if you’ve been following God for any amount of time.
There is no time or place for prayer. Perhaps it’s helpful to think of prayer as a connection with yourself – that true essence of you – and connection to that part of yourself that is God. To pray is a way to strengthen the relationship with yourself so that God shines through you and outward to everyone around you.
When you pray, trust God who is in you and learn to become God-inside minded. As you do, God will rise to be a greater part of you and will be able to illuminate your mind and direct your spirit and body in the way you should go.
Can you describe how praying effects you? Does it lift you, inspire you, as you move through your day? Does it make you feel more blessed and aware of all there is to be grateful for?