How can you incorporate prayer into your day? 

Today’s devo is an excerpt from Grace Driscoll and Ashley Chase’s new book Flourish: A Ten Day Devotional for Moms. To get a free PDF copy, click HERE and to get a physical copy for your gift of any amount during the month of May, click HERE.

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. -Psalm 9:1-2

Prayer is something we probably all admit we should do more of, but guilt, shame, condemnation, or comparison aren’t good motivators to create a healthy habit. Sometimes it is helpful to just start praying “Lord, teach me to pray so that I can know you and discern your voice.”

Since good habits can be hard to start, “habit stacking” can be a helpful way to begin. We already brush our teeth, get ready, do laundry, cook meals, etc., so if you stack prayer onto those times, it can get you going. 

I like to pray before my feet hit the floor in the morning, so I can start my day with God. As He reminds of things or people to pray for throughout the day, I pause and pray. 

The most important thing is just to remember that prayer is talking to the Father. It’s not anything fancier than that. It doesn’t need a formula. If you’re feeling the call to pray, just start praying. Tell Him what’s going on in your life. What are you struggling with? What are you thankful for? What are you fearful of?

Prayer is simple, but we like to overcomplicate it. In any relationship that we have, if we aren’t talking to the person, it’s not really much of a relationship. If you don’t talk to your husband or kids, then you’re not having a deep personal relationship. The Lord is the same. He’s your Father. He’s a perfect Father. Take a prayer walk this week to help remove distractions while you pray. 

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