Try these techniques excerpted from the Women's Devotional Bible and reap the benefits of daily prayer.
- Posted on Feb 17, 2014
You have a busy schedule, and sometimes it seems impossible for you to cultivate a regular devotional habit. But you can have a meaningful daily devotional life.
Here are three tips that may help you:
1. Set aside a block of time each day to spend with God.
Think of this as a scheduled appointment–something that can’t be postponed or rescheduled. Guard your time with God. Set your alarm clock fifteen minutes earlier in the morning or go to bed fifteen minutes later in the evening.
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You can have your devotional during your lunch break, while waiting to pick up your kids or before you go to bed. Decide that spending time with God is the most important thing you can do for yourself and others. And remember, God is available anytime!
2. Joyfully look forward to your time with God.
Come prepared with your Bible, a notebook and a pen. Pray before you begin, asking God to give you wisdom and insight into His Word. Ponder and pray about the passages you don’t quite understand. Mull over concepts that are new to you or that don’t fit your preconceived ideas.
Throughout the day call to mind what you’ve read so that it takes root in your heart. Ask your pastor or a mature believer any questions you may have.
3. Develop any or all of the following devotional habits: