I pray a lot in my personal life, but rarely at meals. This was a not-open-for-discussion subject when I was a child. We said “grace” at every meal. As I grew up; solo and married, it was a forgotten importance.
A friend of mine prays at every meal, just like when I was a kid. When we (she and I) go out to eat, or gather at one or the others’ homes, we pray. Oftentimes she “makes” me pray. I’ve gotten now – where I either have a prayer ready; or take her hand and start the prayer. It’s amazing how habits can drop and start again.
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, let these gifts to us be blessed. (Traditional prayer before a meal in my childhood home).
What prayerful habits need to be restarted in your life? Pray on it! God is always listening!
In many parts of the world, it’s already 2019, but where I live – there is still 5 hours left. I will probably be sleeping when the new year arrives!
Instead of resolutions, let’s make specific promises to work along side the Word of God. To be more open and hungry for knowledge, to learn about the His grace and love. To walk the path of righteousness. These promises are between you and God only.
What will you achieve in 2019? All God’s greatness I hope!
The new year begins tomorrow! Skip resolutions and promises to yourself, instead dive into the Bible, looking for new and fresh ways to connect with your Savior. Jot notes on recipe cards, find inspirational apps for your phone, enjoy coffee with a neighbor and share your faith. But ultimately walk with Jesus at your side. We are to be His hands and feet, so serve when you are able, say a kind word, spend time with family; particularly your elders.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.