“Pray without ceasing.” 1st Thessalonians 5:17
We all want a better walk with God. But with the world doing its best to drag us down and away from God, it’s hard to keep our minds on Him.
That’s where cues can come in handy. Cues are reminders that we place around us throughout our day so we remember to do something specific, in this case pray.
Try praying every time you get in the car. Thank God for wherever you just left and ask Him to be present at your next stop. Think of the people you have seen and will see and pray for them.
Other cues might be while you’re brushing your teeth (thank God for your teeth, for your dentist and his assistants, pray for those who need dental care but can’t afford it), while you’re on hold with the cable company (this one could be a very looong prayer!), while you’re taking a walk or working out (thank God for your legs and feet, pray for those who are homebound, those who don’t have reliable transportation), unloading the dishwasher (thank God for your dishes and your food, pray for those who are hungry and homeless)… well, you get the idea.
At first you may have to place index cards or sticky notes around to remind you, but it will soon become a wonderful habit, a time you look forward to because you will have the honor of talking to your Creator.