Based on the way I’ve been spending my time the past few weeks, here are 25 things I’ve found that I prefer to praying.
- Eating toast.
- Laying in bed thinking.
- Watching John Daker on You Tube.
- Thinking about my future.
- Mentally rehearsing conversations (over and over) I need to have with my builder.
- Spending time with my wife.
- Reading a book.
- Cutting vines out of trees on our property.
- Avoiding doing what I wrote what I would do in the book I’m writing.
- Watching Iron Man 2.
- Researching chairs and fabrics online for our new house.
- Watching Beauty and the Beast and wondering why little kids aren’t scared more than they are.
- Reading my Bible.
- Reading espn.com
- Checking my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Reading other blogs.
- Hanging out with my baby.
- Wondering (to myself) why I don’t want to pray.
- Watching NCIS.
- Leaving early to lay tile at our house.
- Flipping on the radio in the car.
- Sitting on my couch thinking.
- Writing this blog post.
I’ve also realized a few things about these time choices: Some are worthwhile, others less so, most are self-serving, and nearly all are less important than spending time talking with and listening to my God.
God grant me, and us, the grace to have deeper affections, more faith, more patience, and a greater love for time with you in prayer.
Question: Do you have a hard time praying? If so, why?