When you need some prayers you probably have a few friends that immediately come to mind because you are certain their prayers work. Isn’t that a wonderful identity to have? I don’t think people would think of me in this way. Sure I pray almost every day, but storming heaven with prayers for others, I don’t think I could go that far. I WANT to be that type of pray-er, but I let life’s clutter get in the way and interrupt my prayers.
Tomorrow will be the first day of Lent. Growing up I was taught that Lent meant I had to give up something. Sure, I understood the meaning of Lent. It is a special time of prayer, penance and sacrifice in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Mostly it was about giving up something that I enjoyed, like sodas or sweets. This year I will take a different approach to Lent. This year I am going to consciously pray every day with purpose.
I have found that if I write out a plan, I am much better with my follow through.
Upon reflection, I am giving up something for Lent. I am giving up the clutter in my life that keeps me from being the type of pray-er that I want to be.
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