When Can I Find Time to Pray?
by Janis Cox
Let’s be realistic. When your days are full and you have no time to think, let alone pray, what do you do?
I have found that God finds the time to communicate with me even if it is the middle of the night. I don’t get frustrated anymore, instead I enjoy His company. In a way I look forward to it. And as I lie there I start praying – sometimes I finish my list but most times I fall asleep before I am done.
Here are a few other places to pray:
- at the checkout counter while you are in line
- at stop lights
- while drying your hair
- washroom breaks
- while on hold on the phone
Of course if we connect with God on a regular basis our thoughts will be with Him on an ongoing basis. I see His hand many times throughout the day – and I thank Him. I ask for help many times, too.
And I do try to find longer break times – away times – just as Jesus did.
After he dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray (Matthew 14:23, NIV).
When do you find time to pray?
Janis Cox is a wife, mother, grandmother, a sister and friend. She has been married for almost 41 years to a wonderful, caring and patient husband – they have three grown children who are married; they have 5 grandchildren and a new one on the way.
She is a writer, watercolour artist and person who always is involved in doing something. She has her fingers in many pies – but all of them are delicious. A friend once told her that she saw a vision of her – with a whole bunch of coloured balloons and she tried to capture each one of them.
As a former public school teacher she loved to write poems for her kids. With this background she has now published her first illustrated children’s book, Tadeo Turtle.