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a deeper Prayer life

May 6, 2010

When I was getting ready this morning and realized it was the National Day of Prayer, I couldn’t stop thinking about the prayers my Mom has prayed for me all my life.

“When you were born,” she would say… “I started praying that God would bring you a godly husband.”

Now almost five years into marriage, I can see why she prayed that. The decision to marry Jeremiah has profoundly impacted my life. He has been right there with my mom when it comes to the most influential person in my life and faith.

I’m not sure what my life would look like today without my mom’s prayers. I credit so much to them.

Then I started to think about my own prayer life. Who am I praying for and with on a regular basis? How am I doing in humbling myself and truly depending on Christ for every need I have? Why am I such a slacker at it?

Prayer has never come easy for me. I know that it’s the essence of my faith in Christ. It’s knowing him more and allowing him to change me, not just circumstances. It’s getting rid of self, to pray for others. But a lot of my prayers are on the go, in the car, or with Jeremiah at night. And I want more than that.

And I know it’s up to me to discipline myself in it, not because of duty, but because I delight in all that Christ is.

Whose prayers are you grateful for? Are you reminded of anything on this National Day of Prayer?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    May 6, 2010 11:35 am

    Perhaps it’s very timely that the National day of Prayer is just a few days before Mother’s Day?

    I struggle with many of the same prayer issues. I don’t have consistent, dedicated time in prayer. It’s more spontaneous and as I go about life. Which is good also, but not the same. I think that doing both would provide much more spiritual growth in my life.

  2. May 6, 2010 12:09 pm

    Anna- Yes, great thought! And oh do Mommies of young babies need it.

    I agree with having both for more spiritual growth. A dedicated time and spot: (going in your room, closing the door, and praying to God- Matt. 6:6), is what I’m striving for. I always notice a difference when I have that carved out time.

    But I’m so thankful to that I can pray whenever and wherever and that God is listening.

  3. Jeremiah Krieger permalink
    May 6, 2010 12:37 pm

    I’m praying for you babe!

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