Lately I have been struggling to be consistent in prayer yet I know more than ever prayer is a work that needs to be done. Even though every day should be a day of prayer, it is nice to have a day set aside to concentrate on prayer. My prayer is during these weeks while Noel is in training I will establish some good habits that will be with me as we go overseas.
It is encouraging that I am not the only one who has struggled with prayer. Amy Carmichael, a missionary in India who founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, wrote that she often struggled with setting aside time to pray when there was so much to be done. Her answer to the question work or pray? was this. "The certain knowledge that this is Satan's lie; he is much more afraid of our prayer than our work. (This is proved by the immense difficulties we always find when we set ourselves to pray. They are much greater than those we meet when we set ourselves to work.) "
Dear God, You said that if your people who are called by your name would humble themselves and pray that you would hear their voice. Today, tomorrow and in the days to come may your people make prayer a priority and seek your kingdom. May your will be done as we fervently pray for our families, our churches, our country and our world. In your son's name, Amen