Pastor Blog
Just a thought or two......
         When I was a young adult, I convinced myself that I didn't have time to pray except "hit and miss" prayers. After all, I was busy - too busy to pray.
          Then I ran across a couple of quotes by Martin Luther:
           To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
           I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.    
         At that point, I made the decision to be more disciplined in my prayer life - to be intentional about setting aside time or prayer. For the past 30 years, I have done that - prayers in the early morning and at bedtime - and all during the day. I keep a prayer journal to help guide me.
          I recently found an old poem by an unknown author that stresses the importance of prayer:
          I got up early one morning
            And rushed right into the day;
          I had so much to accomplish
            I didn't have time to pray.
          Problems just tumbled about me
             And heavier grew each task;
          Why doesn't God help me,
               I wondered;
           He answered, "You didn't ask."
           I wanted to see joy and beauty,
             But the day toiled on, gray
                and bleak;
           I wondered why God didn't
                   show me -
              He said, "But you didn't seek."
            I tried to come into God's
              I used all my keys at the lock;
            God gently and lovingly chided,
                "My child, you didn't knock."
             I woke up early this morning
               And paused before entering
                  the day;
             I had so much to accomplish
               That I had to take time
                     to pray.
         Just something to think about.....
        I hope to see you in your place for worship this Sunday at 8:3, 9:45, or 11:00 as the sermon series continues with "What Jesus Teaches Us About Prayer".
Grace and Peace,
Marcia Cochran