So 1 hour to pray? How an earth can I fill an hour with prayer, you may wonder? If you have those thoughts , you’re not alone! Most of us find the idea of committing to pray for an hour daunting at first, but ,in all honesty, by allowing yourself the freedom to experiment and pray in all sorts of different ways, and use some of the resources we’ve prepared, the time can fly past! First thing to note- Prayer does not look the same for everybody- why would it? God made us all differently, with different personalities and interests. Some introvert, enjoying quiet, alone prayer, other more extrovert enjoying being out and active, some loving creative arts and songs, others enjoying quiet contemplation and reading. And most of us are a bit of each. So, use a mixture of ways of communicating with God in your hour. As with a friend, you wouldn’t just sit in silence, or just talk non-stop at them, you would talk, listen, maybe get up, move, walk, do some creative activity, all whilst being in each other’s Presence. Most importantly, there are no rules about this time, so seek to enjoy it.
God is waiting for you, waiting to hear what’s on your heart. Waiting to respond to your hurts, fears, anxieties. Waiting to bless you, and talk with you about all that’s going on in your world and beyond. Will you give Him an hour of your time and trust Him to turn up for you?
As David says in Psalm 61:8
‘Trust in God, all the time. Pour out your heart to Him. God is a refuge for us.’
He’s waiting for you because He loves to spend time with you.