Day 1 | Schedule A Prayer Time
Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:
- Share your Scheduled Time and your Location in the comments below.
If you feel like sharing why you choose this time and location, this may be helpful for other men.
Goal: Scheduling a prayer time
Fellas, thanks for joining me today is day one. It's your first day of spiritual training and spiritual growth. For the next seven days, we are focusing on one theme: prayer. Our goal is building a prayer habit that carries with us for the next 35 days.
Prayer is a fundamental spiritual discipline. Often it's with a prayer that our relationship with Christ begins. Usually, someone prayed for us, or we prayed with someone else. Yet praying on our own can feel a little awkward when we haven't done it before. Prayer is merely talking to God. That's it. For newer Christians, talking to an unseen God is a little unnatural. Honestly, I get it. It's unusual to have a conversation with someone who is not physically standing in front of us. It feels like we are talking to ourselves—which is weird. And guys don't want to be that weird guy who talks to themselves.
But the small hurdle of learning to talk with an unseen God is not the central issue men have with practicing the discipline of prayer. The primary issue is all the other pressing issues that keep us from praying and developing a habit of prayer. Daily we face demands that compete for our time. Because of this, men go days, weeks, and even months devoid of prayer, trusting only in human effort rather than trusting in God through prayer. This can leave men feeling physically drained and spiritually depleted. Since so many other things compete with this priority, we need to be reminded of its priority and develop the habit as much, if not more than learning to pray.
Here is your activity for today. It's not to pray. I know laughable, right? Today I want you to set the alarm on your device or a meeting in your calendar, reminding you to pray each day at the same time. I want you to select a time that works best for you daily. Set it to repeat for 35 days or indefinitely if you are an overachiever. Determine a private place for your prayer time and put this in the reminder or calendar meeting, as well. And that is it.
When you have done this, and only after you have done it, I want you to type your first name, and the time you set along with the location in the comment section below. If you want, share why you chose this time. Your reasoning for choosing your time and place could be helpful for other men.