Pray Throughout Your Day

Apr 03, 2024

Have you ever found yourself caught in the rhythm of the everyday day, the hands moving almost mechanically—folding, stirring, waiting—and suddenly, a thought flutters through your mind,

"Is this it?"
"Is this what my day amounts to?"

I've discovered the power of praying throughout my day in the mundane moments and routine. As I fold clothes, I send up a prayer. "Bless their day," I whisper as I chop vegetables for dinner and think of my family who will gather around the table later in the evening. Waiting in the school pick-up line, I watch a stream of kids spill out of the school doors, each in their own little world. I see my child among them and pray, "Guide their steps, keep them safe."

These moments might seem small or insignificant, but God is in the details. These short prayers to God keep me grounded; they remind me that I'm not alone and that every moment is an opportunity for connection.

  1. Set a Daily Intention: Begin your day by intending to find moments for prayer. It could be as simple as, "Today, I will find moments of grace in the ordinary."

  2. Use a Prayer Jar: Write short, one-sentence prayers on slips of paper and place them in a jar. Draw one each morning to carry with you throughout the day.

  3. Pray on the Hour: Set a quiet alarm for each hour to remind you to pause for a moment of prayer or reflection.

  4. Prayer Chain: Create a list of people you know who might need prayer. Each day, pray for one person on your list, letting them know you were thinking of them.

  5. Prayer Journaling: Keep a small journal with you to jot down thoughts, prayers, or moments of inspiration that come to you throughout the day.