I've been thinking a lot about prayer. I'm not so good at it, in the formal sense.
I aspire to be more like Thomas Merton or Brother Lawrence, but I don't think they had kids, or home schooled, or....
comparisons really don't matter. I'm not them.
I speak to God quite often; I listen more - if prayer is turning thoughts to God, that part I do well.
But focusing, really focusing on prayer, on warfare, on intercession - it's caught my Spirit. It needs addressing.
It is not my natural bent.
I'm starting at the beginning-shoring up the weakest link. Choosing the thing I do most unconsciously to be my starting point.
I chose an apt sentence. "I am weak. Lord, You are strong."
Seven syllables ( a natural breathing rhythm fits to 7 the God number- no coincidence there.)
(inhale) I am weak
(exhale) Lord, You are strong
As natural as breathing, as ceaseless as life, as simple as truth.
I can breath. I can pray.
I am weak. He is strong.
It seems a good place to start prayer.