How to Set Prayer Reminders to Help You Pray Despite Your Busy Schedule

 When life is busy and hectic, it can be very difficult to find time to pray. It can feel like there's no enough time to sit down and focus on connecting with God. But the good news is that prayer can be incorporated into even the busiest of schedules. With a bit of intentionality, it is possible to make prayer a regular part of your day. Prayer is a vital part of our spiritual lives. It is a way to express our deepest desires and needs to God. It helps us to connect with God and this is why we must make it a top priority to include it into our daily routine. Colossians 4: 2 says, " Devote yourselves to prayer ,being watchful and thankful." 

 The first thing you must understand is that prayer time is very important and necessary for you. When you fully understand and agree with this, then you will surely create time the time for it. Jesus Christ prayed so we must pray. Jesus was the busiest ,but yet he prayed. Luke 5:15 -16 tells us that, " But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,and prayed". The bible tells us that Jesus Christ always went to a quiet place to pray. He would spend time in the early morning or late at night in prayers. Jesus Christ also prayed in the garden of Gethsemane before his crucifixion. His prayer life was characterized by deep intimacy with God. He prayed not only for himself, but also for others. He prayed for those who were in need, those who were sick and those who were struggling. Despite his busy schedule, Jesus Christ made prayer a priority. He understood the importance of staying connected to God and seeking his guidance and strength.

 Let us explore a few practical tips on how to set prayer reminders to help you pray despite your busy schedule.

1. Use a Bible application or an online devotional to set daily reminders.

Many Bible applications have this feature and it is usually easy to find in the settings. This app will send you a notification when it is your set time to pray. You can read short online bible devotionals that offer encouragement and insights . You can also listen to a Bible reading plan , which can help you to stay focused on God's word throughout your day. Having a Bible at your fingertips can make it easier to stay connected to God even when you are busy . This is a great way to stay consistent with prayers when life gets busy.

2. Listen to a prayer podcast and inspirational messages while you're working during the day.

A prayer podcast focuses on prayer and spiritual growth. It may include a time of guided prayer , scripture reading and teachings. Many prayer podcast are designed to be listened to on a daily basis , helping listeners to develop a regular habit of prayer. They can be a great way to stay connected to God despite your busy schedule. Inspiration messages also helps to edify your spirit man. It is important to feed your daily with these inspiration messages to help grow your spiritual life.

3. Establish morning and evening prayer habits 

The most intentional part of establishing a schedule of prayer in the morning and evening is to be intentional and purposeful about it. Start by setting a specific time each day for prayer. Make this time sacred and protected from distractions. Find a quiet place where you can be alone with God. Keep a prayer notebook or journal nearby to jot down any thoughts or insights that come to you during prayer. Overtime ,this habit will help you start and end your day praying to God.

4. Be open to praying with people .

You can get a prayer buddy and go on prayer walks with them. Pick a time in your week and muster the energy to go for prayer walks with your prayer buddy, someone who is willing to commit to praying on a regular basis. It can be a friend, family member, or even a coworker. By doing this, you will have someone to hold you accountable and encourage you in your prayer life. Having someone to pray with can make all the difference in your spiritual journey.

5. Incorporate short prayers into your daily routine

Even when your schedule is packed, you can still find ways to pray throughout the day. One way to do this is to incorporate short prayers into your daily routine. For example, you could say a quick prayer as you are getting ready in the morning , as you are commuting to work , or while you are waiting in line at the grocery store. You can also pray while you are doing everyday tasks like washing dishes, or folding laundry .

Regardless of where we are at, making time for emotional honest conversations with God is an exercise of the virtue of faith. It helps us stay honest with our walk with God . Making prayer your top priority helps you to experience a deeper relationship with God.

The bible tells us that God hears even the shortest prayer. A few minutes of prayer can have a profound impact on your day and in your life. God is concerned about the sincerety of your heart in the place of prayer. 

You can also try to listen to worship songs and sing to God as worship is a form of prayer. Worship can be a powerful tool for connecting with God. Singing worship songs can help you focus your heart and mind on him and the words of these songs can express the prayers of your heart. Ephesians 5:19 -20 says, " Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the lord , always giving thanks to the father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Worship expresses our love for God . So any time you are feeling too busy to pray ,turn on some gospel worship music and let the words and melodies draw you into the presence of God. Sing your heart unto God and this constant practice will refresh and revitalize your spiritual life.

As you go about your busy day, let prayer be the rhythm of your heart. Allow the holy spirit to speak to you through the small still, small voice of God's word. Set reminders in your calendar or on your phone to pause and pray. Even if it is just for a few moments , these prayers can be powerful reminders of God's presence and love. Remember that God is always with you ,even in the midst of the busiest days. Prayer is simply a way of acknowledging and being mindful of God's presence. Let this be your strength as you walk through each day of your life. 

Don't let your busy schedule be a barrier to prayer, instead let prayer be your refuge and your strength. Keep your heart open to God's presence and allow his love and grace to permeate every aspect of your day. God delights in your prayers.



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