This morning I woke up late. This being the case, I ran out the door in a hurry, as is my usual routine when this happens. I had a million things going on in my mind, and it seemed that I would not be able to accomplish everything that I would need to. I muttered a small prayer as I ran out the door, asking God to help me with the tasks ahead.
How many of us have ever been in a situation like this? Something comes up, you are running behind, or you simply had too much on your plate; regardless of what the situation is, we should take time to pray.
When Paul was writing to the Thessalonians, he told them that they were to "pray constantly". I imagine that many of the Thessalonians lived busy lives, yet they were still commanded to continuously be praying. How much more do we need to be in constant prayer? We need to pray constantly, as many of the Thessalonians probably did after receiving Paul's letter.
Next time I am running behind, I am going to stop and pray. I am going to set my priorities right. If I don't have enough time to get to prayer, then I don't have enough time to begin my day. If we cannot get through everything if we cut prayer, how can we possibly make it through our days without stopping to pray for God's help?