On Daily Prayer

What does Daily Prayer look like for me?

This isn’t really a post about religion, or a specific way to pray.

This doesn’t even have to be tied to religion. I say this because it’s become such a hot topic these days (especially in my world… a story for another time).

My point of calling what I personally do “praying” is because I have always had the mindset that believing in a power higher than myself is the only way I make it through the tough times.

For a long time, I would sit and listen to my friends tell me that God was telling them X, Y, or Z, or that they would see the signs to what their next step should be. I would come home and tell Eric (extremely frustrated, might I add…) that I have faith in God but He isn’t telling me anything!

What I realized is while I did believe in God and always have, at that point in my life I wasn’t really talking to Him on a regular basis. My eyes, ears, and heart weren’t open to what he was already telling or showing me. I wasn’t living my best life because I was so closed off!

But as soon as I realized that and completely opened up to the hearing Him and all the possibilities that came with it, and trusting His plan for me- my whole entire world opened up!

It was literally then that the right people, thoughts, and ideas came flooding in! The power of prayer is so incredible when you are open to the possibilities!!

I started a daily meditation practice that I do every morning and throughout the day as needed. I want to bust a myth that some people have about meditation: it does not have to be a long arduous process. It can be as simple as a couple minutes to get your day started. I am a big fan of Mel Robbins’ 5 second rule, but the one time I don’t do that is first thing in the morning. I like to start my day with a 2-minute meditation in breathing in bed before I jump up and start my day. It gets me grounded and, in a mindset, to slay the rest of my day!

Other benefits to Prayer and Meditation:

  1. Releases Anxiety and Stress

  2. Helps understand our purpose and His Will for us

  3. Helps us adopt an attitude of gratefulness

  4. Helps us get rid of the pride that might be holding us back

There are several other healthy benefits to this.

If you are interested in learning more, please leave a comment or question below!


Meditation Quote from Asha Pai Bohannon's blog

On Meditation

Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.

- Sadhguru