Jul 5

Praying Work

2012 at 5:58 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Prayer

Recently I was reminded me of what my long-time friend Nancy Loftness calls “praying work.”

Nancy’s a woman who loves God’s Word, loves to pray, and deeply cares for people. When she found that she didn’t have time to pray for everyone she wanted to pray for during her morning quiet time, she came up with a plan.

She thought about her regular chores that didn’t require any thinking or talking—such as ironing, cleaning the bathroom, or driving by herself—and she turned those into times for prayer on behalf of friends, family, members of her church and the unsaved. Praying work.

Just imagine how many requests Nancy has brought before the throne of grace while in her car or working around her house!

Consider your daily routine: what tasks can you turn into “praying work”?

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…” Ephesians 5:16

“No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.” Charles Spurgeon

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