I used to think that I had to be in a certain place and have a certain posture, in order to pray.
You know, the usual – in church with head bowed, eyes closed, or in my bedroom, hands clasped together, while kneeling on the side of the bed.
Although I prefer to pray in the above manners, I have come to realize, that my communication with the Lord, isn’t limited to them.
Does God expect us to stay on our knees twenty-four seven in prayer?
Certainly not. We have a great deal of work to do.
Yet, the prayer channel should always remain open. It shouldn’t close just because we’ve gotten up off our knees and gone about our day.
I have found that I can pray in the kitchen while cleaning up, outside while taking a walk, on the train, and yes, I have even prayed in the bathroom at work.
It is actually a great place for a quick prayer when it’s empty, (and clean) because of how quiet and still the bathroom is.
All times and locations are not the most convenient for prayer, but when it becomes necessary, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.
Sometimes, we just have to get on our spiritual phones and make an emergency call out to Heaven.
We may need to pray for ourselves or for someone else, or we may just have a need to talk to our Heavenly Father about something that happened in our day.
Why wait until we get to a “proper” location, so that we can get into a “proper” position to pray?
We can send up short, yet meaningful prayers within about the same amount of time it takes to create and send an email.
They don’t have to be long prayers, nor should they be loud and draw attention, but all we need to do is focus our hearts and our minds on God, and He will take notice of even the softest whispers that we let out.
God wants to hear from us all the time, not just the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.
We can talk to Him anywhere and anytime; whether we’re standing up, sitting down, or on our knees, and the Lord will still hear us.
It doesn’t matter where we are, because God is everywhere, and His ear is always open to His children.
We only need to start the conversation.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18