What is a Split Second Prayer?
My prayer life is in progress. I read my Bible every day. I learn a little bit here, a little bit there. Jesus teaches me. The Holy Spirit teaches me. This is about a split-second prayer.
I read something the other day that made me have an aha moment. Then I knew I needed to be in constant conversation with God.
A split-second prayer is a quick communication link
before I start anything.(tweet this)
By doing these split-second prayers I get in touch with God instantly.
“In this way, your speaking comes under the control of My [Jesus] Spirit (Jesus Calling, August 3rd).
I remember learning this when I took The Workbook of Living Prayer. I would pray when I heard a fire engine, an ambulance, at a stop light, while in a grocery line, or before I made each phone call.
I wrote back in October 2010, a post called Constant Communication:
In Living Prayer, we are encouraged to find our own pattern of prayer to practice different methods until we discover how we can best communicate with God. What time of day is best for you? Do you use interruptions as a call to prayer (being put on hold on the phone, lineups at the store, traffic lights)? Do you follow a pattern (PATH, ACTS, SHELTER )?
Today I thought of other ideas for split second prayers:
- anytime I am speaking – pray, think, listen, then respond
- when I begin to write
- before I begin to paint
- as I begin to make a meal
Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
(James 1:19, NIV).
Before we do anything, connect with God – it only takes a split second. (tweet this)
Lord, help us to keep up a constant communication. Help us to use split-second prayers so we keep in touch with you. Speak to us. Show us how to listen. Help us be slow to speak so we can listen to You. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
This post was updated from one I wrote in 2013.
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