TO ADOPT the behavior of praying persistently, we need to pray regularly – ideally every day. If you don’t have this habit, start now. Give God ten seconds of your time right before you go to bed at night or when you first arise in the morning. Give God just ten seconds of quiet listening. Then add five seconds each day until you can give God a few minutes of quiet listening on a daily basis. Listen and talk to God every day.
– Christopher Maricle
The Jesus Priorities
From page 54 of The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits by Christopher Maricle. Copyright © 2007 by Christopher Maricle. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Do you pray every day? If so, what advice would you give others who may want to start? Share your thoughts.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
Matthew 2:12, NRSV
This Week: Pray for inner peace. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Simeon Stylites (January 5).
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