Yesterday I spent an hour in prayer.
It was marvelous.
Several times throughout yesterday, I thought, Am I seriously going to do this? It’s an hour in prayer. A full hour! You’ve never prayed anywhere near that long. How are you going to manage it?!
And then I’d say to myself: God is faithful in all ways. He will give you people and situations to pray for, enough to last the hour. You know He will.
So, Stephanie turned on American Idol last night, and I went into my room, shut the door, and began to pray.
If you have never done something like this before, can I beg you to try it? Please? With a cherry on top? It was the best hour of my life, and I will definitely be doing it again. The more I prayed, the closer I felt to God. It was amazing. Sometimes I would sit in silence and just bask in His presence before I would begin to pray again. I prayed for my friends, for bloggers, for situations in my life. God dared me to do something that ordinarily would terrify me to death, and I was hardly afraid as I went through with it, almost immediately after I’d finished praying.
In short, it was one of the greatest ways I have seen God work in my life.
However, I also discovered my two forms of kryptonite this morning. I don’t feel free to share the first with you, but the second is getting up in the morning. I love to sleep in, and I have almost no discipline when it comes to getting out of bed. Will you pray for me? I know Satan will continue to defeat me in these two areas if I am not beseeching God to change my heart and attitude in regards to them. So I will definitely be praying, but I would like you to join me if you feel so led. Thank you so. much!
May He bless you as you go on your way from here.