I was only 4 years old when I watched a petite itinerant minister pray for my sisters. While my parents and grandparents taught me to pray, she profoundly ignited my passion for prayer. I remember a saying, “Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” Daily prayer strengthens my relationship with God. Over the years, people asked me to pray for them. They agreed to join me by praying with me in spirit. I invited them to make a commitment to pray daily at 1:11 pm. Why do I pray at 1:11 pm? I discovered a pattern of blessings in my life associated with the number 111. One of the ways I restore peace in my day is by parking and praying each day at 1:11 pm. It allows me to press the reset button and nurture my relationship with God in an intimate way praying at 1:11 pm helps restore or maintain peace in my day. I deliberately prayed…
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My Lord, help me to adjust my life to what I ought to be, rather than be content in what I am. May I not spend my time in dreaming of obstacles, or searching for things that hurt, but may I be gentle and kind, and as I see the truth speak for it and follow it. Amen.
I needed a time to press the reset button. There are days when I need to restore the Peace that God gives us early, just before we’re awake. Sometimes in my haste to start the day, I forget to receive the gift of God’s Peace. Prayer is a way to receive the Peace.