Focus During Prayer & Mindfulness

Dear Lord, I would like to thank you for all the blessings in my life. I have to take the kids to school, wait… is it a dress up day? Did I get lunch meat for lunches? I need to make sure I type up that blog before I forget. Oh shoot, it’s raining, I need to switch the kid’s outfits for the day. Wait, what was I doing?…. Oh shoot… ummm, Okay Lord…

Every been here? It happens to the best of us. Everything we have ever contemplated in life comes to our head, when we stop to pray or practice mindfulness. The struggle is real, and I sometimes feel I am being personally attacked so I don’t get through my prayer list.

I believe prayer changes you, it’s powerful, and it works…. but I also know it can be difficult to stay focused. As I continue to grow daily in my prayer life I am finding new ways to stay focused, and I am sharing them with you in hopes that it may be useful in your prayer routine.

Two of my favorite things right now are Essential Oils and the Daily Prayer Prompts from A Symphony of Praise, I also use the Scripture Writing but I will do a separate post on that.  I use the prayer prompts to help guide me and keep me on task. I ask God to speak to me as I write my prayers, and spend a few minutes reflecting on what I wrote while allowing myself quiet time to, simply, just listen.

Essential oils vibrate at high frequencies and can be used to strengthen prayer, mindfulness, devotional time, and worship.  When I apply the oils to my wrist and inhale them I pray an approach my prayer journal with an attitude of expectancy. I know when I submit – God will show up.

These are a few oils I like to use:

Frankincense. The Oil of Truth.  Frankincense helps support a feeling of connectedness spiritually. Frankincense reminds you to feel loved and protected.  It can assist with spiritual connectedness, feeling distant from your physical or spiritual father, and battling spiritual darkness.

Melissa.  The Oil of Light.  This oil can assist individuals in receiving spiritual guidance by connecting them with their inner voice.  It helps one to feel uplifted, gives strength, and encourages inner light. It is a very high vibrational oil.

Clary Sage.  The Oil of Clarity and Vision.  Clary Sage helps to clear darkness, discouragement, and disconnection from the heavenly Father.  It promotes creativity and eliminates distractions from the mind. It can assist in visualizing.

Sandalwood.  The Oil of Sacred Devotion.  Sandalwood helps with prayer, meditation, and worship.  Historically, it has been used to prepare the spirit for connection with God.  It can help to quiet the mind so that the voice of the Father is more easily heard.

Wild Orange.  The Oil of Abundance.  Wild Orange inspires abundance, creativity and positivity.  It encourages one to let go of a scarcity mindset. It encourages a giving spirit and helps to bring forth fun and joy.  Helps to calm a racing mind and promote focus.

I have found these two things to be extremely helpful with my focus and dedication to prayer and mindfulness in the morning.

Do you have tips or tricks that you use? Do you want more information or help on either of these things? Connect with me!

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