This morning I am sitting on a 7th floor balcony in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful location with sun and sand and beautiful scenery. I am also continuing my journey through Lent 2017 with the daily #40acts of generosity e-mails.
On this journey through Lent, the 40acts continue to challenge me with doing and thinking about things that seem so sensible, but don’t often receive my attention as they should.
The other morning I opened up my e-mail and found that prayer was the day’s topic: not really about how to pray as in “ACTS”(Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication), but in how to pray as in when and why, and in how to be generous with my prayers. I thought that I was the only one who had trouble setting aside an hour in the morning to pray, or who wasn’t keeping a prayer journal listing every prayer I had ever made and tracking the results.
I read about others and how they had worked to overcome prayer barriers in their lives: posting lists on the refrigerator, carrying 3×5 cards with names on them, praying as they walked step by step, consciously thinking of others, not just people they know, but strangers they pass as well.
I got some good ideas that I am going to be able to incorporate into my prayer life as well.
Have a great day, wherever you are, and keep on praying!