I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. — John Wesley
It’s Prayer Week here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Tuesday, we focused on the WHO. Yesterday, we covered the WHAT. Today, we’ll discuss WHERE and WHEN to pray.
So, where should we pray?
That answer’s simple: everywhere.
If you had followed Jesus, here’s what you would have seen . . .
He prayed in lonely places. He prayed in crowds. He prayed in the desert. He prayed in the mountains. He prayed by a river. He prayed by a tomb. He prayed at a picnic. He prayed at the dinner table. He prayed in a garden. He prayed on the cross.
Get the picture?
So, when should we pray?
That answer’s simple, too: all the time. Here’s how the Bible puts it: “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Basically, prayer is staying connected to God. If we aren’t connected to God in this world, we’re as good as dead. So . . .
Pray when you wake up. Pray while you shower. Pray when you can’t find your hairbrush. Pray when you’re stuck in traffic. Pray before you eat. Pray while you eat. Pray after you eat. Pray while you work. Pray while you watch TV. Pray before you go to bed. Pray while you’re lying in bed freaking out about everything you forgot to do that day and everything you have to do the next day. Pray, pray, pray, pray. And then pray some more.
God wants to be with us every single moment of our lives. We should want the same.