Lent Devotion: Pray

Written by Pastor Becca McCary

Introduction:

God wants to meet with you this Lent. He wants to come into the ordinary times and places in your life in a holy way, transforming your life. This week’s ordinary space transformation challenge is: Prayer.

Scripture Reflection:

Matthew 6:5-7 (NLT)

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words

prayChallenge:

Write down or paint the word “Pray” on a rock or piece of paper as your holy reminder. Then choose an ordinary space in your life where you are going to focus on prayer. Try to practice prayer one time in that ordinary space your life this week. Then, watch God transform this ordinary space into a holy space for you.

Practices:

-As a family, put the word “Prayer” on your dinning room table. Take five minutes before dinner to pray together as a family.

-As a parent, you might want to put the word “Prayer” on your fridge. As you prepare meals for your family, take that time to pray to God on their behalf.

-As a child, you might want to put the word “Prayer” on your shoes, so that as you walk to your bus stop you can pray for your friends at school.

-As a single person, put the word “Prayer” on your coffee pot as a reminder to begin your day with prayer.

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