I’m just going to be honest with y’all. I have been really disappointed with my prayer life and study time lately. It’s not where I want it to be. I keep praying and asking God to fill me with a burning passion for Him. I keep praying that He will give me a longing for His Word. I feel like I haven’t had real quality time with God in awhile. Yes I’ve been reading my Bible and praying. But I feel like my heart isn’t where it should be. I’ve been being lazy and not getting up as early because I’m just so exhausted and then that makes my time with God shorter. I feel like I’m starving for Jesus. I can’t explain it with words. Or at least it doesn’t seem to make much sense.

But I don’t like where my prayer life has been. And I want to change. I find myself getting so easily distracted when I’m praying. And I’m sick of it. I want to be able to focus on God. To be still before Him and get my mind off all the craziness of life. I want to be filled with longing for Him. I don’t want to keep rushing through my quiet time just so I can check it off the list.

Does anyone have tips that you use during your devotion time?Β  Is there certain things you do to help you stay focused? Please share if you do!