The habit of prayer

Yesterday in Habit, I spoke about how we need to repeat a new task for 20 consecutive days for it to become a habit. You may already have guessed because of the title of today’s post, but today I want you to answer a honestly:

What is prayer to you?

  1. Do you pray at specific time/points in your day (i.e. habitually)?; or
  2. Do you just pray when you remember?; or
  3. Do you pray only when you have a ‘spare’ minute to do so?; or
  4. Do you only speak to God in prayer when you’re in a difficult situation or struggling with something?

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

I would love to tell you that my honest answer to my question is answer #1, however I can’t as I know I do not pray as regularly or as often as I should. I know I often get distracted by other things at times when I should spend time praying, or I’m too tired to pray and to openly listen to God speaking to me. I therefore am going to challenge myself to make prayer a habit in my life, starting today.

I encourage you today to consider whether pray is a habit in your life each day, and if it’s not, why not join me in starting a new habit today of praying.

Let’s start a habit of prayer today, and improve our relationship with God.

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