HOW TO STOP GETTING DISTRACTED IN PRAYER
Prayer is a spiritual activity that has numerous benefits. We have shared the benefits of prayers and the ways to improve your prayer life earlier in last month. Today, we’re looking at distractions in prayer.
How should a believer handle distractions in prayer?
If you find yourself constantly being carried away during prayer, you definitely should read this post till the end.
Allowing yourself to constantly get distracted during prayers is a recipe for an unproductive prayer. But this happens to many of us. We get distracted by things happening around us and things going on in our minds.
Sometimes, our minds even wonder off to sinful thoughts as we pray. If this is happening to you, it is not time for you to give up on prayer. Rather, it is time for you to forcefully put an end to the distractions.
The 3 keys below will help you get rid of distractions in prayer
1. PRAY WITH SCRIPTURES
It’s okay to have your bible open before you as you pray or to just keep it nearby. This way, when distracting thoughts come as you pray, you can immediately look into scripture and overcome the thoughts with the word of God.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The Word of God is a powerful tool against every scheme of the enemy especially on our minds. When the cares of this world or the enemy tries to take your mind away to different places, use the Word of God to bring your mind back.
2. CLOSE YOUR EYES AS YOU PRAY
The age long practice of closing our eyes in prayer is a great tip to keep distractions away. Opening your eyes during prayers makes you get carried away by the activities going on around you. When you keep your eyes open, you may begin to see one or two things that you should arrange or get done around you and your prayer becomes distracted and unfocused.
Closing your eyes help remind your mind to shut out every distraction and focus on God when you pray.
3. GO INTO A QUIET PLACE
Sometimes, prayer requires that you find a solitary place and shut the door behind you.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
This key that Jesus Christ gave is a great way to shut out distractions. Find a place that is not busy and noisy. It could be your room, a mountain, a church, or your backyard. Step into the presence of God in that peaceful environment and commune with him.
These tips are sure to help you block out distractions in prayers.
Don’t forget to make use of our daily prayers posted on this platform (RCCGONLINE.ORG) for you to pray daily.