What comes to mind when you think of intentional praying? Is it getting up at four a.m. and spending two hours in prayer before you get ready for work? Is it booking yourself in at a monastery for a weekend prayer retreat? What about praying from a long list of needs every day? It all sounds like hard work, doesn’t it?
These ways may work for some people, but not so much for me. I need my prayer life to be an integral part of my everyday life otherwise I will find myself giving up, especially if it involves getting up before dawn and praying for a couple of hours. I must say, that I haven’t closed the door on that possibility. If God woke me up and impressed on my heart to pray for someone or something then I would do it, of course. But I want my prayer life to be an everyday lifestyle. A rhythm of living. An intentional awareness of God’s presence in every moment. Purposefully turning my thoughts towards Him throughout the day -- that’s intentional praying.
Here are 10 simple ways that you can pray intentionally…
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