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The Upper Room 1st March 2024 Devotional: A Pattern of Prayer

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The Upper Room 1st March 2024 Devotional: A Pattern of Prayer

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for March 1, 2024 Message written by Susan Thogerson Maas (Oregon, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

Psalm 119:1-6

I will make it a habit to walk daily with God.

Blessed are those . . . who walk according to the law of the Lord. – Psalm 119:1 (NIV)

My husband, Gary, and I enjoy morning walks. We enjoy the fresh air, vent about problems, and make plans for the future. When I walk daily, I am eager to get out and move — and I have more energy. But on days when the weather is bad, I tend to hunker down inside, letting Gary walk alone. The longer I avoid walking, the less enthusiasm I have for it.

My prayer life follows a similar pattern. When I simply offer a few quick prayers during the day, my prayers tend to skitter along the surface like a flat pebble across a lake. However, when I spend the time in longer, deeper prayer, I become more eager to reach out to God again. Prayer then becomes a regular and meaningful part of my day.

We all have places in our lives where we could improve spiritually. I find it helpful to set a specific goal — for example, reading a chapter of the Bible each day or praying for a set amount of time every morning — then finding an accountability partner to hold me to it until the habit becomes a natural part of life. Morning walks can improve our health, but walking with God enriches the soul.

Faithful God, thank you for all the ways we can draw closer to you. Help us to walk daily in the presence of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Those who struggle to pray regularly


The Upper Room 1st March 2024 Devotional: A Pattern of Prayer

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