Since I’ve been home from Panama I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t pray enough. Not that there’s a certain amount that would equal “enough”…more like I just don’t pray very much. Not the “thank you for this food” prayers, though those are good. I mean the more personal prayers. The more specific prayers where I’m expecting God to show up and show off, but will conform to His Will if that isn’t His Plan.

I just don’t pray those very much at home…and I’m realizing that that’s a problem.

The other day my devotion read:

Luke 18:1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

To persist in prayer and not give up does not mean endless repetition or painfully long prayer sessions. Always praying means keeping our requests constantly before God as we live for him day by day, believing he will answer. When we live by faith, we are not to give up. God may delay answering, but his delays always have good reasons. As we persist in prayer we grow in character, faith, and hope.

And then while online I saw two different friends write the same exact words as their status: pray without ceasing

Looks like God is trying to teach me a little something about prayer…

Do you ever struggle with prayer?