I’ve been leading our Friday night women’s Bible study, using Donna Pyle’s latest book, Perseverance: Praying through Life’s Challenges as our guide.
At a point in my life when I’ve been thinking more about how I manage my prayer and devotional time, I’ve examined my regular habit of meeting with the Lord each morning. I sit in my favorite chair, cup of coffee in hand, and read several devotional books, including Portals of Prayer and the Today’s Light devotional booklet, along with my Bible. I’ve been satisfied with this routine for many years.
However, after studying Perseverance, I realized I needed a more deliberate Bible reading and prayer practice, one that will make a difference. I now read Portals of Prayer and the Today’s Light devotion as I ride the train to work. This gives me more time earlier in the morning to read the Bible, pausing to pray and listening for God’s answers. I experience greater understanding in this new routine, and I find my prayer life is more deliberate and faithful.
LWML Chesapeake District President