it's the little things...

"We gain a testimony of any commandment of God by keeping that commandment (see John 7:17). This is true of the command that we pray always vocally and in secret. As your teacher and your friend, I promise that God will answer your prayers and that by the power of the Holy Ghost, you can know for yourself that the answers are from Him."
—President Henry B. Eyring, "Exhort Them to Pray", Liahona, Feb. 2012

As I sat nursing Aleks at 4:30 this morning, the house was quiet, I was sleepy, and suddenly a thought entered my mind:  "Now is a perfect time to pray."

I've been struggling for a while now with personal prayer...

Too tired.

Too busy.

Crazy kids jumping on me/sitting on me/sucking on me all day.

TV is always on.

Phone is always beeping with a text/voicemail.

Internet is always nagging me with emails/facebook messages/instagram pics/blogs to read, etc.

When and where can I find a quiet peaceful moment in a life like this?

Sometimes when I'm 1/2 asleep nursing my baby at 4:30am.

I'm thankful for that moment...because I feel closer to the Lord today because I FINALLY prayed.  


Bridget said...

What a great moment. I need to get better at recognizing mine...although sometimes when it's just me and my baby in the car, I turn off the radio for some quiet time. Usually my prayer slowly turns into a series of thoughts about what I need to do the rest of the day, though.

Tracy Jensen said...

Beautiful post...from a beautiful albeit busy mommy. Thank you for sharing your sweet moment with us....it reminds me of what I need to do. :)

Melissa said...

Good for you to recognize and act. :)

Tamsyn said...

I love you Shari!