4 Percent of a Day

A pastor’s wife was amazed when she heard a person say, “One hour is only 4 percent of a day.” She had not thought about time in this way. Sensing the need for more prayer time in her life, she thought surely she could give God at least 4 percent of her time. She determined to try it.

Rather than try to fit prayer into her schedule, she decided to “fix” a prayer time, and then “fit” the rest of the day around it. At that time, her children were old enough to travel to school alone. By 8:30 each morning, a hush fell over her home. She knew her best hour for prayer would be between 8:30 to 9:30 AM. To guarantee she was uninterrupted, she made it known in the parish that, except for emergencies, she would be grateful if people didn’t call her until after 9:30 in the morning.

To her surprise, no one in the church was offended. Instead they responded very positively. Several other women began to follow her example by setting aside the same hour to pray every day.

When we seek God’s plan first, all our plans with other people will have a way of falling into place.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:33