Every time I open my laptop, the smiling faces of my sweet sons greet me. Aren’t screensavers the best? This morning, I sensed the Spirit say, “What if you prayed for your boys every time you saw that picture?”
What if I did? I am on this computer at least three times a day. Blogging, surfing FB, paying bills, lesson planning, googling weight loss tips, avoiding Trump’s tweets. Imagine all the prayer ground I could cover for my babies if I paused and prayed every time I opened this contraption?
Perfect example of the pray without ceasing life. When Paul exhorts us to “pray without ceasing” in I Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV), I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean for us to kneel bedside 24/7. So what did he mean? God desires a 24/7 relationship with us. He wants us to talk to Him about, well, everything! Imagine that, people! The God of Everything wants to wants us to talk to Him about everything.
Since attaching my heart to the idea of praying continually, God gave me this idea I call “mental monuments,” visual reminders to pray about specific things. My screensaver prayers for my sons falls into this category. It’s about being intentional, observant, aware of what’s around me. It’s about seeing those things we see every day in a different light. An eternal light. A pray without ceasing spotlight.
How many electronic devices to you use? I have a computer, a smartphone, and a tablet. While my boys’ picture is a fixture on my computer, I think I’m going to use my smartphone home page as place where I can put a picture of someone with an urgent need for prayer. You know, someone who just lost a loved one or someone battling cancer or someone desperately seeking a job.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m joined at the hip with my phone, so if God nudges me to make you my screensaver, you can bet your last buck you’ll get prayed for a bunch! Hey, there has to be some silver lining to being addicted to your phone, right?
What do you think, friends? What do you think about turning your screensavers into neon signs that say, “PRAY!” If you’re up for this prayer adventure, leave a comment and let me know who’s on your screensaver. I’d love to pray with you.