Why park and pray? Why pray at 1:11 pm?

I’ve always wanted to be intentional about my prayers and praying. I’ve always wanted to pray proactively rather than pray reactively. I am impressed with faith traditions that practice praying at specific times of each day. I enjoy a strong relationship with God and with my friends and family.  Prayer strengthens those bonds and gives me courage.

When people ask me to pray for them I want to say, “yes I will pray for you” and really mean it. I discovered a way for both of us to pray together in spirit.

Whenever I lost the peace that I received upon awakening each morning  I needed a way to restore that Peace. Park and Pray at a specific midday time is a way for me to press the reset in my day by calling on God to restore my peace.

Why 111? God is One. One Holy Father, One Holy Son, and One Holy Spirit).

Many years ago, I noticed the number 111 often appeared in my life. For example my address, the mileage when I purchased my new car, significant dates, occurrences and affirmations.

Once I parked (paused) to pray at 1:11 pm while I was in a Home Depot store. Initially, I thought it was strange for me to stand still in a busy place and center on prayer. I looked to my right and a glaring sign caught my attention “Paint Sale $111.00!” I realized God has a sense of humor. I was even more convinced that no matter where I am at 1:11pm God is present and waiting for me to be present. So, I attend my daily appointment with the Holy One whenever I “Park and Pray at 1:11 pm.”  Eventually, I invited others to join this amazing spiritual journey of intentional parking (stopping) and praying (talking with God) at 1:11 pm daily.

Let’s park and pray at 1: 11 pm for 1 minute or more. You may use prayers available on this Blog or simply say, “Lord  have mercy on…Lord I need…God forgive...Thank you God for...”Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me.” 

Share with us how God answers your prayers. 

Be Patient.

God’s amazing Grace is awesome!

Abundant Blessings!

Rev. Cleo

 

 

 

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