In the quiet of the morning,
before the sun is up
I spend time alone with God.
His Word illumines the darkness.
I read story after story
Looking for God.
Who is He, really?
What matters to Him?
What brings Him joy?
Or sorrow and pain?
How did He respond when people prayed?
What do they pray?
A notebook is my altar.
I write what I see.
“God said this.
Man said that.
Then God acted, powerfully.”
Sometimes I notice simple things:
“Abraham lived a long and satisfying life (Genesis 25:7).”
I want that for my husband.
So I open another notebook
This one of prayers for people I love
I write, on the top of a page already full
Of Scripture-inspired prayer
“Please give my husband a long and satisfying life like you gave Abraham.
Not painfree, but one of friendship with You and faith.”
Suddenly, I notice the sun is up.
My time alone with God can’t last all day.
I begin to pray for those I love
Recorded in my notebook
Prompt me to pray about what matters to God:
Forgiveness, provision, blessing, fruitful service.
Too soon the clock reminds me
My time alone with God must end.
But we’ll be together all day.
I ask to be aware of His presence.
I don’t want to stop praying, ever.
What about your place of prayer?
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What do you pray? And why? And how? And where?
We could know God better because of you.