Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail devotion from Rev. Terry Teykl. Terry is a prayer evangelist and Methodist pastor in Texas. Terry is the person who first taught me how to pray by using Scripture as the starting point. He’s also the one who taught me to put together my very own Ten Most Wanted list, a list of ten persons I pray for regularlly that they would come to salvation in Jesus Christ. (For more information, check out Terry’s book My Most Wanted Devotional: 40 Days to Pray for the Lost)
In this e-mail devotion, Terry gave another great prayer idea. He suggested setting an alarm for noon each day to remind you to pray the Lord’s Prayer. Simple. Genius. I began to think of millions of Christians stopping everything to join together in the prayer which unites us. Millions of Christians inviting God’s Presence down on their city at the brightest time of day, so that the Son might shine above all things. Millions calling to God every hour of the day as the time zones pass.
Well, I did just that. I set my cell phone alarm to go off at noon to remind me to pray. Simple. Genius. I’m surprised how effective this simple suggestion has been and delighted at the difference it’s already making in my prayer life. I didn’t know how much I needed this midday reminder of what’s important and Who’s holding all things together with healing and grace. Noon is now like a breath of fresh air when you’ve been inside too long.
Won’t you join me? I’d love to hear your story of how this practice impacts your walk with Jesus. – Lisa <><
Seek the welfare of the city to which I have sent you,
for in its welfare you will find your welfare.