Because I Don’t Want to Sleep


Slowly the blossom opened. Awakening to the beauty it held inside.

Awakening to the truth of the world–exposed, delicate, beautiful, and finally awake.

Awakenings often include a dying of sorts. Letting go of all you once knew to open up and break apart that beauty may come.

God has been rousing me from a slumber which I loathe admitting I succumbed to. It started banging around in my heart and head after I read what Samuel told Israel right before he died, “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you.” 1 Samuel 12:23a Failing to pray for someone is sinning against God. Ouch.

Then Paul tells us to pray continually and “be alert and always keep on praying for the saints.” (Eph. 6:18)

Continually praying, staying alert, always praying…I have been asleep too long. So here is my plan for the next 30 days…

  1. I won’t let my mind wander, instead I’ll  pray. Pray while I type, drive, and read. Pray while I clean.
  2. I am going to write the word pray on index cards and place them on my bathroom mirror, on my refrigerator, on the dash of my car, in the books I am reading, anywhere I will see it and remember to pray.
  3. At least once a day I will look at my prayer journal and pray for the needs, add needs, and write in the answers to prayers I have received.

Do you want to join me? I’d love to cheer you on and have your support as we pray together.