Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:
Peter and the others had fallen asleep. When they woke up, they saw Jesus’ glory and the two men standing with him.
- Luke 9:32
Peter, James, and John seem to always fall asleep at the worst time. This is possibly the second most important prayer time in the entire Bible (and they will later fall asleep at the first one too!). I wonder what all we are missing because we’re sleeping when we should be praying?
There’s nothing that can snap you back into prayer, though, better than a radical encounter with God! When the transfiguration happened, all the sudden the three are wide awake and all about it. If prayer is boring for you, it may be that it has become too routine. Having a disciplined prayer time is a great thing, but it can become stale if we are not experiencing God. Ask the Lord for more and deeper encounters with Him so that we don’t have a sleepy prayer life!
Also, you can try mixing it up a bit. Try praying in a different location. Try reading prayers from old saints and Church leaders from days past. Try praying in a different position, like knelt down, walking, or on your face. Pray scripture. Try to find a prayer meeting you can be a part of or start your own. All of these things can help bring us into a fresh encounter with God which will keep our prayer lives exciting!
Do you have a boring prayer life? How can you make it more exciting?