• “Let us ask that the Lord Jesus would so perfectly tune our spirits to the keynote of His exceeding great love, that all our unconscious influence may breathe only of that love, and help all with whom we come in contact to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Frances Ridley Havergal

Watch and Pray by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/15/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I’ve found that one of the biggest threats to a consistent time in prayer and Scripture is just plain tiredness.

“I used to work ten and twelve hour days. I would make a really good attempt at trying to read the Bible, but by the time I got home and I was relaxed and really had my mind focused enough to read it, I was so tired I would just have to pass out and fall asleep.”

Nancy: I’ve found that the more tired I am, the more susceptible I become to temptation. I need God’s presence all the more. So here are some practical ways to stay awake.

  • First, get out of bed.
  • Then consider praying while standing or walking.
  • Sing to God.
  • Have your quiet time outside.
  • But the most important strategy, of course, is to ask God for help.

When we express our weakness and need, He pours out grace and gives us energy.

The next time you begin your quiet time, ask God to help you watch and pray.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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