This is Day 6 of my 31 Days of Writing Challenge called “Dare to Pray.” If you are stopping by for the first time, you may want to start at the beginning on Day One by clicking here first. I hope you’ll join me each day to get a little inspiration and to pick up the “7 Second Dare to Pray” that we can each pray throughout our day. I truly believe all of these instantaneous prayers will add up and make a huge impact on our world.
In his book, Prayer the Mightiest Force in the World, (1946) Frank Laubach encourages us to make “flash prayers” using the name of Jesus.
“Some time ago, I was looking at a man sitting by an open window half a block away. I shot a rapid fire of prayer at him, saying three or four times a second: ‘Jesus, friend–Jesus is coming to you.’ In thirty seconds that man put his head in his hands and bent down over his desk, as though in prayer. Flashing hard and straight prayers in a street car while repeating ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus’ usually makes some of the people near you act as though they had been spoken to. . . .All Christians should acquire this habit.”
Since reading this book and others by Frank Laubach, I have experimented with this many times, and found it to be a wonderful way to keep the awareness of the Lord with me throughout the day. Flashing prayers at strangers and wondering what God will do for them is exciting and fun. Learning to spend the day in the Presence of the Lord is the single most important thing we can do for the world we live in. “Every prayer we utter from the heart begins to change history at once.”
Every time you see a flag today or a symbol of America:
Dare to Pray, “Open our hearts toward you, Lord, that we would hear Your Voice and know your Will for our lives and our country.”
Continue to Day 7