Time Poor but Want to Pray More – How to Actually Remember to Pray for Your Family

I couldn’t stop shaking in that hospital bed and suddenly my vitals were dropping.  The young nurse by my side pressed that Code Blue button and everyone came running.  They inserted IVs and clipped things to my fingers and still I couldn’t stop violently shaking and I begged them to get my husband who was nursing our new baby in delivery suite, while I’d been in surgery repairing the tear.

And they kept saying no, and I kept saying to myself, ‘no harm shall befall me, no disaster shall come near my tent’  Psalm 91: 10

Finally they brought him in and he said, “If you don’t mind I’m just going to stop and pray for my wife here.”

Right there and out loud in front of all the staff.  The second miracle for the day after our supernatural childbirth. Prayed and I stabilised.  Stopped shaking and they shook their heads and attributed it to the IV antibiotics just administered.   Turned out that I’d lost too much blood and got an infection in surgery.

It was the third time in my life that prayer dramatically saved my life.  Those other times when I was nine with a pancreas clear blown up and internal bleeding and when I was born 6 weeks premature but stopped growing long before hand.

Prayer is powerful.

And in that vein praying for your family is one of the most important things you can do for them, but in the busyness of cooking, cleaning, housework, parenting, marriage and work outside the home, how do you actually make time for this?

Do you sometimes get stuck for how to pray for them, or how to pray for yourself so that you can become all God wants you to be?

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My name is Lizzy Ainsworth, an author in QLD Australia who blogs at Lizzy Ainsworth Books - Resources to Nourish the Spirit, Soul and Body.

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