Just a little something to share that you might find meaningful.
I have begun to "pray by numbers" over the last four years or so. It started with waking in the night. We have a digital clock that projects numbers on the ceiling. For several consecutive nights I was waking to see all these numbers the same. (1:11, 2:22, 3:33 and so on) I had the sense that God was trying to prompt me to pray and I did.
Since then I have extended this practice to daytime hours as well. Whenever I see the numbers all the same, I pray for those immediate, closest-to-the-surface concerns and requests that I have.
I have been amazed to discover just how frequently this takes place. It has become a very meaningful way for me personally to feel that I am engaging God in prayer for others or simply to hear what he has to say to me …
There you have it.
I never consciously notice numbers in a series or the same, so this is totally new to me.
I do pray, mostly morning and evening and wonder if everyone gets different prompts and reminders from God to pray. What a privilege to walk with God!
Thank you for sharing.
Ineke … I am so sorry I never replied to this sooner. I appreciate your comments so much. I had a friend tell me that he uses incidents in his own life as reminders to pray for missionaries. If he has a flat tire he says, “Lord there is a missionary somewhere in the world with a flat tire or vehicle problems. I pray for that missionary right now … ” You are right … we all have our own promptings that are precious to us.