And today: "...don't worry anymore about yourself, but begin to do as Jesus Christ has said, in essence 'Pray for the friend who comes to you at midnight, pray for the saints of God, and pray for all men...How long is it going to take God to free us from the unhealthy habit of thinking only about ourselves?"
Fueled by these statements and an unexplainable prompting of the Holy Spirit, I resolved to pray today (as God enabled me) hourly. It's 12:30 p.m. now. I prayed early and set the timer on my stove for 1 hour. When it went off, I prayed again and repeated this until now. My intention is to continue the hourly prayer break the rest of the day.
In between, I have made a run to the grocery store, prepared lunch, done a load of wash, mended a pair of my husband's shorts, and need to deadhead our rose bushes. So far, it has been an incredibly blessed day. And prayer requests have been delivered to me in unexpected ways. My list is growing. My stove-top has become an altar.