I’ve mentioned before that my wife and I get up early to say prayers. She’s up at 4:00, I’m up at 4:15, and we’re praying together before 4:30. Then it’s out the door to run a few miles together or off to the gym for a workout.
I don’t think this guy follows the same schedule:
Perhaps his caller had this passage in mind:
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35.)
If you’re not an early riser, don’t worry. The Bible says Jesus stayed up late at night to pray sometimes too. (Mark 14:32.)
No matter what your schedule, God’s ready to hear from you. He’ll even help you pray when you don’t know what to talk about.
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27.)
So whether it’s early or late or in between, God’s always available to listen and to help.
What would you talk to God about if you start to pray right this moment?
What’s keeping you from praying about that? Go for it!