In our living out the daily grind, prayer keeps us grounded. But in this hustle and bustle–in our getting out the door in the morning or making space in the evenings to prepare for the next day–prayer can be overlooked. Christian singer-songwriter Sara Groves’ describes it best in her song “Setting Up the Pins”:
Cook a dinner, clean the kitchen, hit the light,
brush your teeth, read a book, say a prayer, good-night!
Everyone, everywhere, some way, somehow
are setting up the pins for knocking ‘em down.
It can feel simple, but it’s really profound.
Sing for the beauty that’s to be found
in setting up the pins for knocking em down
One of the ways we can sing for this beauty as we live our lives, in this regimen of work and care for others and self, is through lifting up those we encounter during our day in prayer. In doing this, we offer ourselves to be used as an answer to that prayer if and however God desire.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12 that we are to “offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.” For this is our spiritual act of worship. It is in this vein that we offer to your our Praying For Others guide as a free resource for you and your community, to provide you with another way of worshiping our Lord through praying for those in your network of relationships. May this lessen your hurriedness and draw you closer to our Lord Jesus as you serve Him in all your activities.
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