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Too Busy to Pray During the Holidays

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We are beginning the holiday season with all the cooking, festivities, shopping, gift giving and countless other interruptions into our normal schedules. Please don’t forget the reason we celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am not saying that all the hustle and bustle is wrong, but if it replaces our time with God, then it has become an idol in our hearts. It is time to take down the high places in our lives just as God commanded the Israelites to do in the Old Testament. Please examine your prayer life and don’t forget to spend quiet time with the Lord every morning.

5 Minutes of Prayer
To the tune “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Please listen: Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words by Prayer in Every City

5 minutes of prayer, 5 minutes of prayer,
I only have time for 5 minutes of prayer,
And while my Father waits at his throne,
I think I can do it on my own!
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul can never find relief,
I can’t escape the tempter’s snare,
Perhaps there is something wrong with only 5 minutes of prayer.

5 minutes of prayer, 5 minutes of prayer,
I barely have any time to spare.
Prayer doesn’t seem to work anyway,
I have chosen other ways to spend my day.
In seasons of distress and grief,
I turn to the TV to get relief,
With sports and kids I cannot bear,
To spend more time than 5 minutes of prayer.

5 minutes of prayer, 5 minutes of prayer,
The joy is gone, the bliss is not there,
My neglect of prayer causes my soul to yearn
But I don’t know where to turn!
With this in mind I hasten to the place
Where busy shoppers show their face,
And gladly take my station there,
And hope I have time for 5 minutes of prayer.

5 minutes of prayer, 5 minutes of prayer,
I hope God’s listening way up there,
He doesn’t answer when I call on him.
I don’t have time to wait on him.
My sins aren’t confessed and I don’t seek his face,
Nor do I study His Word, or trust His grace.
I still expect him to answer my prayers
Even though, I spend 5 minutes in prayer.

© 2013 Prayer in Every  City

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This blog is dedicated to promoting Revival and Spiritual Awakening in America by encouraging readers to pray and develop a closer walk with Jesus.

1 Comment on Too Busy to Pray During the Holidays

  1. Reblogged this on Prayer In Every City and commented:

    When I was at the gym, yesterday, I was reminded of the definition of discipline: doing what needs to be done even when you don’t want to do it. I hope you will be disciplined to pray during the month of December. Don’t become too distracted with the activities to pray. Continue to pay attention to the news to see what is going on around you.

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