I started noticing my own prayers recently and considering my time with the Lord. I definitely need the times of confession, thanksgiving, and praise and to come to my Lord with my supplications.
I’ve been missing a key part to intimacy with Him. I noticed I was not spending some of my time with Him in silence. There is so much depth and intimacy to be experienced by learning to just BE STILL in His presence.
I am trying to make it a practice to spend, even if 5 minutes a day, LEARNING to quiet my thoughts. This has always been difficult for me. My mind is always running!
Learning to truly listen to His Voice or just enjoy silence in His presence is a delight. It has affected so many areas of my life. In moments of crisis or insecurity, I find it so much easier now to stay in control. Instead of worrying about the “what ifs” of an uncertain future I am learning to stay present, be still, and hear His direction.
The moments I spend in silence are some of the most powerful of my days.
Pray with me,
I thank You for the privilege I have of approaching You any time I need, in prayer. To be able to commune with You and have such intimate access is a miracle in itself. Help me see the simplicity and profoundness of this time I have the honor to enjoy. I get to pour out my heart to You and be transparent. I can rest in the knowledge that You can know me and love me perfectly.
Lord, life can get busy and noisy. Help me be intentional and proactive in making time to slow down and seek Your face. Teach me Lord, how to quiet my spirit, daily, even if for a few minutes. Remind me to slow down and be present. There’s so much power in the moments I choose to be still, quiet my mind, and listen. It is in these moments that I can hear what You want to say to me and what you want to do through me. Learning to listen will maximize my effectiveness for Your Kingdom.
As I am learning to do this, help me not make a burden out of it. Learning to really be silent is a lifelong practice and a sweet journey that leads me to closer to You.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen