Welcome friend! If you’re wanting to learn more about how to pray creatively and consistently, you’ve come to the right place, because this has been my struggle too. If you like this post, be sure to also check out this free prayer journal.
In an ideal world, I wake up after 8 ½ hours of sleep each morning before anyone else is stirring, stroll out to my kitchen and patiently brew a pot of coffee.
I sit out on my back deck with my Bible in my lap or go for a walk, enjoying the picture-perfect day. I praise God for the wonders of creation, feel joyful in his presence and faithfully present my requests to him in prayer.
Then I welcome the rest of my family to the day, lead my kids through a peaceful morning routine and pretty much knock the socks off the rest of my day, like any Christian supermom should.
It’s a nice picture, isn’t it? Take a moment and indulge in this fantasy with me.
Now let’s get real.
Does the following sound familiar?
I roll out of bed a liiiiiittle (or a lot) later than the ideal. As quietly as I try to move, my kids’ spider senses go off and I say goodbye to any opportunity to be alone.
I try to focus my attention on something spiritual for a few minutes after breakfast, but then my mind is full of all the to-dos and shoulds for the day. There are dishes to do, places to be, tasks to finish and minimal quiet. Before I know it, it’s 11 p.m. and I’m too tired to put a cohesive thought together.
It’s hard to connect with God sometimes, especially when life is so demanding.
I’ve been in that second scenario more times than I’d like to admit. But a personal relationship with God is my number one priority. As life (especially as a mom) has demanded the most of my time and energy, I’ve had to get creative about how to talk to my Father in a deep and meaningful way.
As challenging as it can be in life’s busyness, it’s worth the effort to explore how grow in prayer as a spiritual discipline. I’ve spent a lot of time in this area over the past couple of years—when my life has been hectic and I’ve need connection with God more than ever.
While there are certainly times I need to carve out more time, I’ve found that with the right focus and intent, I can go deep with God in about ten minutes or less. And even if I get interrupted, those precious moments can go a long way!
Related post: How to Pray When You Just Can’t Focus
Creative Ways to Pray
Head on over to my guest post at Equipping Godly Women: Too Busy to Pray? 3 Creative Solutions You Have to Try
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Do you have any more suggestions? How do you pray creatively, even when you’re really busy?