Yesterday as I sat by my sick husband’s bed, I started looking through his Bible. Those who know him know he carries his whole life history in his Bible. One of the things I found was a few verses about prayer that I had not heard in a long time. Author is unknown.
I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish that I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me and heavier came each task; “Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered; He said, “But you didn’t ask.”
I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on gray and bleak; I wondered why God didn’t show me, He said, “But you didn’t seek.”
I tried to come into God’s presence; I used all my keys in the lock. God gently and lovingly chided, “My child you didn’t knock.”
I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day. I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.
Father, when we don’t find the time to be silent before you, help us to be in prayer continually as Paul suggests in I Thessalonians 5:17: “Pray without ceasing.” Just be in silent conversation with Him all day.
In Jesus’ name.