When is it time to pray?
I often pray while driving to work each day. It is quiet and I am alone. I pray when I am thankful, I pray when I am frightened; I pray when I am confused, I pray when I am sad. I pray when I am happy. So, when is it time to pray?
It may seem that God is not answering our prayers, or even hearing them, for that matter. Martin Luther had this to say about five hundred years ago:
“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired, although not in the hour or in the measure, or the very thing which they ask. Yet they will obtain something greater and more glorious than they had dared to ask.”
God is listening. He cares about the very things that concern us. I would have to agree with Martin Luther.
So, when is it time to pray? How about now?