Never give up praying. And when you pray, keep alert and thankful. – Colossians 4:2
Read and Reflect: Teenagers are pros at texting. These short messages are quick, effective and easy. A few clicks of a touch are all it takes to connect with our friends, and within seconds, a conversation is started, a date set-up, or a story told. If only talking to God were so easy!
When we think of prayer, some of us may picture a priest kneeling at the altar, praying in a solemn voice that echoes around the room. But God doesn’t expect us all to pray in that way. A simple “Hi, God. Thank you for protecting me on the drive to school” is a good start. Praying can be easy as sending a text. Saying little text message prayers can keep us connected to God throughout the day. The next time you send a text, remember that in the same amount of time, you could say a prayer and spend time with God.
-by Abby Johanson, 17, Simpsonville, South Carolina. From devozine, May/June 2015. “Text Message Prayers.” Used by permission. 2015 The Upper Room
Respond: Take a few minutes and send a text message to a friend. Check in with him or her to see if all is well. Let them know you are thinking about them. Now, as friends often do, turn to God and say a prayer for your friend.
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