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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Prayerful Teaching is a Morning Conversation with God

Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

                      Psalm 30: 5 (NASB)

Prayer and Meditation

Summer is the time when life is easier and less hectic.  It is minus the 20, or 36, or 200 students a teacher anguishes over, rejoices with, and lifts up in prayer each day.  It is minus the evening hours when family and friends must be put aside for the sake of those you were called to teach.  Summer is the time to begin new habits.  It is the time to plant the seeds of habits that reach maturity by summer’s end and whose gifts will ever after yield joy, tranquility, hope, and deeper partnership with the Lord. 

Prayerful Teaching in Action

  • Now is the time to plant the habit of a morning conversation with God, a conversation that begins before your head lifts from the pillow, before the breakfast dishes rattle, and before the demands of the day begin.  Start simple—perhaps just a minute or two.  You can even just say, “Good Morning, Lord.”  Isn’t that how you would greet family or friends?  Other suggestion:
    • Discuss your plans for the day with God. 
    • Unburden yourself.   Bring any doubts, concerns or worries to Him. 
    • Ask God to stand with you as you go about your day.
    • Name those to whom you wish God to bring special blessings.
    • Have a “telephone” conversation with God.  Holding an actual phone up to your ear might be of assistance.  Just make sure your phone is turned off to block out earthly messages!  Proceed as you would when talking to your best friend.  After all, that is exactly what you are doing.

God Bless and Prayerful Teaching,

Elizabeth A. Wink

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