Thursday, July 8, 2010
Every single night after I lay down in my bed but before I fall asleep I have a routine. I roll this way and that way, trying to get comfortable until I can finally decide on a suitable position (Mike says I'm like a cat who has to circle before I can lay down). I think about my day, the good and the bad. I think about tomorrow, and then I pray.
Mike is one of those people who fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. For me the process is a bit more involved than that so at night as I'm slowly starting to drift off I use that quiet time, secure and wrapped in the arms of my husband, to spend time with God.
Prayer is a very personal thing I've found. Some people pray daily and often and some people reserve prayer for when there is something wrong. Some people have an unfailing faith that allows them to know and love God and some people don't, but ask for miracles and blessings as needed. How ever it works for you, if you pray at all that is, is entirely up to you. For me, though, I relish in that time that I take each and every night to close my eyes and be thankful for the abundance of blessings my life is surrounded with.
Prayer is magic, healing, transformation, love, connection, ascension, enlightenment, wisdom and empowerment in ways we can never perceive fully. So I pray often and I pray hard. And every night I close my prayers by asking for strength. It's probably the one constant in my prayers actually. I ask for the strength to be confident. I ask for the strength to face the day and everything that it brings. I ask for the strength to be good mother and a good wife. I ask for the strength to face my fears and place my anxiety behind me. And so forth and so forth.
And in my nightly ritual I have found that my prayers have been answered ten fold. I've found that God doesn't just give you all of the things that you ask for, but instead gives you opportunities. Opportunities for myself to find that strength inside of myself and put it to work.
Do you pray?