William LePar talks about developing a prayerful life.
All actions that are necessary within the family should first be born in prayer. That does not mean we spend all day praying, but if you simply ask for guidance, very quickly and simply, in a split second that a thought takes, to act in God’s will, in whatever situation you find yourself. We are all creatures of habit, so, to get into a better relationship with God, make it a habit of saying quick little prayers. All you have to do is make a simple thought statement such as, “Lord guide me. Lord let me do your will in this situation.” It takes time to say those words verbally, but it takes a split second to think of that request. This is what is called a prayerful life. So, when you leave the house whether it is for work or for some activity, simply think, “Lord, let this be an opportunity for your will and your glory.” What you have done is make every action in your life an action of prayer. It is very easy to have a prayerful life if you want it.
All of us have a point that decides whether we are with God or away from God. We all have that pivotal point or breaking point. That point can either be used to bring us closer to God or drive us away from God. Since habit is part of our being, why not turn that into something constructive as much as we can. Getting into the habit of living prayerful life is one of the ways to take that habit or that weakness, that part of our being, and make it a productive situation. Admittedly, at first, you are going to have to put out some effort to think to do that. After a while, you won’t be thinking, “I have to do that,” because you will be thinking, “It is what I want to do.” Each time you do that you chisel away a little of the exterior granite that you built up around you. You polish that exterior just a little more so that it becomes transparent and in that, God is more likely to flow through you and shine through you. So, a habit that can be used to our detriment can easily be turned around and used for our growth.
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