How often do we take the power of prayer for granted?  Using it as a last resort instead of our first line of defense.  Well, how do these questions rest on your heart? “What if God decided today to answer every prayer you prayed last week. Would you be utterly blown away or deeply grieved you hadn’t prayed for more?” Wow. With the focus we have been putting on prayer this Spring, this blog’s question fit right in. In fact, it should have been where we started! In just a week’s time there are 168 hours, or 10,080 minutes. How many of those minutes had I spent in prayer? How many hours, if any, had I devoted to talking with the One who simply waits, eagerly, to hear me call His name? Have you ever sat and really thought about the fact that God is never too tired, too frustrated, or too busy to listen? As a mom of four, His never-ending, unfailing love and patience overwhelms my soul. The Bible alone holds over 650 prayers. And, in 1 Thessalonians God calls us to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Th 5:17). One way to keep a prayerful mindset is to saturate our surroundings with scripture. As a family, we realized picking one verse for our front door just wouldn’t suffice. We adding one to the back door as well!

Front Door Bible Verse

“…remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.” (2 Timothy 4:14) This verse urges us to stay mindful and true to the way Jesus calls us regardless of what the world may throw our direction. It also holds us, as parents, accountable for our words and actions around the house. We have little ones who do trust us (praise God!) and learn from our every move.

Back Door Bible Verse

“…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Another great reminder to be a light. There is enough darkness in this world (right?!) so let’s seize each day and do good works; Be a lighthouse that welcomes home ships lost at sea, highlighting their path through stormy waters. Have you found some unique places for scriptures? In your home? Your car? At work? I’d love to know where you have them and why they speak volumes to you in the comments section below!