Saturday, June 27, 2009

Father in Heaven..."Hey, There's a Chicken"

I find it very difficult to pray for any amount of time. If I think my prayers silently, within moments I am salmon fishing in Alaska, thinking about the 1,000,000,000,000 things I need to be doing, imagine what it would be like to be standing on the top of Mt. Elbert in Colorado, or think about how I could improve my landscaping, blog or life. You get the picture.

So what is the solution? How can one pray for hours on end without one, "Hey there's a chicken?" Simple. Pray out loud. Speak the words the Lord places in your thoughts. Give voice to the desires God lays on your heart.

I have prayed for 6 hours straight using this method and believe me (who is ADHD), if it works for me it will work for you. I can go an hour without a "mind trip to Alaska." Not one side trip to Mt. Elbert or to the duck in my attic last year. Nope. Just time with God, Him and I moving mountains, praying the things that come to mind.

Try it. Set aside an hour to pray out loud and see what back here about how it went.


  1. I use this method during my 25 minute commute to work. It really does help focus my attention on God. I just picture God sitting in the seat beside me and having an (out loud) converstion with him.

    An added benefit is when other drivers see me having this converstaion they tend to give me a plenty of room on the road.

  2. I pray outloud when I walk...and funny thing people give me wide berth too...I get funny looks sometimes too...Hmmm.

  3. I have tried this as well and it really does work. I can stay much more focused.