Praying with Jesus: Praying Without Distraction
Do you shut your eyes when you pray? I usually do except when praying while running or driving the car. As your Pastor, I advise you to do the same for your own safety and public safety. I like shutting my eyes because it takes prayer into a place where we leave our focus on this world. To help explain please read this passage.
However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” — but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
Praying without the distractions of sight and without anyone talking and your ears focused on anything, opens us up to hear the whispers of the Spirit. Our big struggle at times is to quiet our minds when we pray so we can be open to get a small sense of what God has planned for us. It is beyond description. It is beyond anything you have ever seen or heard. Paul describes it also as a peace that passes all human understanding.
Jesus, help me stop all things every day and abide with You. This world you made is incredible but speak by your Spirit so I may realize what wonder is planned for me. I know how much you love me in everything Jesus said and did. Amen.