I’ve always been impressed by Christians who can intercede for hours, whether in groups or individually.
A few years ago, I felt that God wanted me to grow in my life of prayer and intercession. I immediately imagined myself becoming one of those Christians who are inspired to intercede regularly for hours. It happens to me from time to time: I really admire these people! However, as time went by, I became frustrated that I was not able to live it regularly. And I didn’t know how to change!
Then, a few months later, God showed me that the number of hours spent praying was not the most important. He simply wanted me to pray for what He put on my heart, to be attentive to Him at every moment; walking down the street, sitting on the bus, alone at home, with friends or in a café. It was this sensitivity to his Spirit that he wanted to work in me, this audacity to propose prayer, this availability and flexibility to stop and pray. Now that I have understood this, I no longer feel guilty, I pay more attention to what surrounds me and to how God wants to guide me. I am also encouraged to see that God really guides me and that he is at work.
Salomé Huet, YWAM Geneva