In today’s busy world, there’s constantly something taking up our time. Whether it’s catching up on social media, hitting the gym, working overtime, or simply taking care of your family, there never seems to be enough time in the day. But in an atmosphere of constant motion, it’s important to slow down and take time to pray.
Praying brings you closer to your faith, but it also gives you the many benefits that come with it: peace of mind, optimism, confidence, strength, serenity, and more. Taking the time to stop what you’re doing and say a prayer can help you remain calm under pressure and remind yourself of what’s truly important.
If you’re one of the many Christians who have trouble making time to pray—or completely forget in the flurry of your day—don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s never too late to make a small change for the better.
Praying doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out, fully formed list of things—it can be a two-word thought as you go about your day. Consider Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonians, and pray without ceasing. Keeping a constant conversation with God will make praying a natural part of your day instead of a burden you have to make time for.
The best way to find time for prayer is to do it right when you think about it. If something in your day makes you want to thank, praise, ask, beg, or just talk to Him, pause what you’re doing and say a prayer.