Although I might not have a quiet life, I make sure that I get a quiet time somewhere in my day to spend time with the One that really matters. I believe in the extraordinary power of prayer and most of the time it’s through persistent, regular prayer that I get through life. It’s my go-to weapon and I see it as my own personal super power. But it’s something that most Christians take for granted and we don’t even realise what kind of life we can live when you live a life of prayer.

You get two types of people: Those who pray when it’s going well, and those who pray when life is upside down. As humans it’s so easy to say things like: “I feel far from God. Where are you God? Why have you forsaken me?”. Hebrews 13:8 says that God is the same yesterday, today and always. This means that He stays in exactly the same spot in exactly the same way. I always have to remind myself that when I feel far from God, it’s not because He has moved away…

Praying is so much more than we make it out to be. We sometimes forget that it’s not necessarily a dialogue and that God wants to speak to us just as badly as we want to speak to Him. He’s just a far better listener than we are!s When I pray I make my own words short and sweet and then allow God to speak to me. I imagine myself sitting at the foot of His throne and call Him Father because that is what He is to me. And just like I would confide in my own dad, I also confide in my Father. Just like I would ask my dad for his opinion and insights, I also ask God for His. And just like my dad would let me cry on his shoulder while listening to my troubles, God also listens to every word I say to Him in prayer. 

Praying builds up your spirit and cleanses your soul. It’s sometimes used as a last resort when it should actually be our first line of defence. And contrary to popular belief, there is NO such thing as a powerless prayer. Whether you see the results or not; rest assured there are always results from spending time with God. But like all good things in life, it does come at a price. In order to spend time with God, you’ll have to make time for God. Just like we prioritize our gym-sessions and coffee dates we should pencil God in somewhere too. It’s probably the most important appointment on your diary. So even through the chaos of life and love and motherhood and marriage, try and make time for a quiet time…