Prayer is more than just something meditative, it's how I can communicate with God and vent frustrations, make decisions about what to do in life, and aline my thoughts with His.
I pray each morning and night (and often many more times throughout the day), but my morning and nightly prayers are special and take on more of a structure.
For being the first part of the "day" (coincidentally also how God referred to the creationary periods in the Bible), I believe that morning prayers are time for spiritual creation. Just like God created things first spiritually, before creating them physically. As part of my morning routine, my morning prayer has a few parts that tend to happen in this order:
They are always closed in the name of Jesus Christ, as He instructed.
Nightly prayers are where I return and report my labors of the day during my nightly-routine. It's a practice that is divine in nature to make an accounting of work done. The general outline is usually:
It is closed the same way.
Notice how the only really different number is #3. This outline is very rough because I don't want my prayers to turn into structured speeches so much as a daily standup.
I have other prayers throughout the day that feel more like conversations, but these 2 have some structure to help me make them meaningful.
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