Hudson Taylor seldom had uninterrupted time, but he determined to spend time with God every day. It became his practice to wake in the early morning to pray and study his Bible. Thus his family would see a small candle glow between two and four every morning.
Prayer takes work on our part. Every time I settle to pray, little house things and thoughts try to grab my attention. A pillow needs straightening; a dish was left on the table and so on.
To fight this, I keep a notebook beside me to jot down those disruptions for later attention.
How do you pray? What takes your mind off communion with the savior? How do you combat that? I would love to hear from you.
Meanwhile, I have collected some verses to encourage you to pray.
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God, and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. (James 4:7-10, MSG)
For though we live in the world; we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, NIV)
Prayer- Yes Lord we abandon prayer as quickly as the flossing of our teeth, forgetting that neglect of either one is disastrous. Help us, we cry. Amen.