Has anyone asked you what you’re giving up for Lent? You know we as evangelicals don’t tend to do much about that. Perhaps you’ve already given up something. If so, that’s great.
If you’ve not given up anything for lent, may I invite you to join me in giving up prayerlessness? You know it’s way too easy to be prayerless. Maybe it’s because we aren’t dependent enough. Maybe it’s because we don’t realize that we have the privilege of spiritual adoption entreating us to talk to our heavenly Father with the promise of his undivided attention.
Whatever it is that keeps us from him, the best antidote is to get alone with God and pray. Nothing puts us in the right frame of mind for prayer, than prayer itself.
When life is busy the need only increases to spend time waiting at his throne and pouring out our hearts to him. Whatever you’re doing this season between now and Easter, I pray that you will find time to enter his presence and seek his face.
8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced. 1 Chronicles 16:8-12