One of the most important parts of the Christian life is prayer. Sometimes our prayer life can experience moments of great sweetness and victory. Other times, we can struggle to get through it and simply check it off a list. Not coincidentally, this is often closely associated with the circumstances in our life. Whatever is happening to us, seems to drive our prayer life.
The start of a new school year introduces many changes of schedules and habits. As a church family, we want to make prayer a central part of who we are - and what we do. I think one of the best things we can do during this time is to introduce / re-introduce / re-enforce prayer in our lives. More than simply a quick word before we eat a meal or watch a football game, prayer deserves a central place in our lives.
Lord, let us keep you central in all that we think, say, and do. Give us a heart to make prayer more important in our lives.