I thank God everyday for my family and friends and the blessings He has given, but there is an area in my prayer life that needs some improvement that I would like to share with you…I like to call it “last-minute prayers”. I often find myself saying a last-minute prayer asking God for immediate needs such as, “Please Lord, just get me home safe” when my van is not running right or “Please, please, just 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep”.
These prayers and others like them are answered often, yet we forget to go back and say thank you. We arrive home safely and go about our business or we wake up well rested ready to take on a new day without a thought of the One who gave us the gift of an answered prayer.
First Thessalonians 5:18 says in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Lately, I have made it my goal to be thankful for those prayers. To thank God for all of His gifts regardless of how small they seem or how last-minute they were thrown at Him.
What are some of your last-minute prayers?
Heidi, a contributing author here at Habits for a Happy Home, is a homeschooling mom to three boys, ages 8, 5 and 3. Find her sharing a mixture of couponing, cost savings strategies and more on her blog, Heidi’s Miscellany.