Break Into Prayer Where ever You Are
Spreading The Truth One Byte At A Time
By Ron Bender© 2008, 2013
“Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: ‘Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You’ve concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that’s the way you like to work.’
“Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.” (Matthew 11:25-27, MSG)
Most of us try to have a prayer life and feel guilty that we don’t spend enough time praying, especially for the needs of others. This is not the right way to think about prayer. Don’t seek a prayer life—seek a praying life, a life permeated with prayer.
Jesus shows us what a praying life is like. Routinely he got alone to pray, often for hours at a time. But his intimate conversation with the Father didn’t stop when he had work to do. He said, “I only do what I see the Father doing” (John 5:19, par).
In Matthew 11 we have an example of Jesus at work in a prayerful way. He was explaining to those following him why some people rejected him and his message. It was getting heated. Until… “Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer.” Then infused with Abba’s love, “Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.”
If you limit your prayerfulness to “quiet times” and church activities and don’t include your ordinary life with problems to solve, work to do, and people to see you’ll live largely separated from God’s grace.
“Abruptly break into prayer”—even if for just a moment—as often as you can remember and the Father’s tenderness toward others will flow through you naturally.
Worry, more than anything else, is what distracts us from appreciating God’s presence with us. Try turning your worries into prayers. Pick a simple, but deep Breath Prayer from “Worry Free Living.”
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