Here is a cute story from a daily devotional that Diana and I used to read each day:
Each night a little girl threw one of her shoes under her bed before going to sleep. When her mom asked why, she replied, “My Sunday school teacher said if I have to get down on my knees by my bed in the morning to look for my shoe, it’ll remind me to say my prayers while I’m there.!” If it helps, throw your shoe under the bed—shoot, throw your whole wardrobe under your bed!
Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers and remember to be thankful when they come.
The day ahead will have many challenges for us. We are already worried before we get started. We are experiencing heartbreak. We are pressed from all sides, yet we must find the strength to get through. Because as you “get through,” you grow and can be of service to others—because you did it! Then you can share your God Moments with others and give them hope. Only when we have spent time in God’s presence in prayer and drawn strength from Him will we be equal to the challenges we face today and tomorrow and the next day.
So, like the little girl who throws her shoes under the bed, we are reminded to come to You in prayer, Lord. We first give you glory and thanksgiving for all You have already done for us—the many prayers answered already during our life. But we come to You again, humbly, and ask for the strength that we need from You for today. You already know our needs, but we will ask expectantly today what is on our hearts. We pray for all those who are hurting and need strength as well and for Your glory to be seen so that others may believe.
Have a great day.