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I like to think of myself as a man of action. I’m a doer. I like to get things done. Tasks are to be completed. Missions are to be accomplished. With so much to do, it can be hard to make enough time to pray. Can you relate?

But Jesus prayed. Jesus had more to do than anyone—heal the sick, teach God’s Word, deal with religious critics, travel the countryside, even save the world. Still, He made plenty of time to pray. Jesus loved to go up a mountainside or into a garden to pray. He prayed during the night. He prayed with his disciples. He prayed in private. He prayed in public. Jesus was definitely a man of prayer.

National Day of Prayer

I can relate to a book titled Too Busy Not to Pray. I think that needs to be my attitude. Today, the 1st Thursday of May, is the National Day of Prayer. May this day be a timely reminder that prayer isn’t really another task for me to mark off my checklist. Prayer is communication with the God who loves me. It’s both an important action and an important part of my walk with God. So, take some time today to pray—for our country, our state, our community, and our families. I’d keep typing, but I think I’d better pray. I hope you will, too.