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!