We Can Pray Anywhere

Helen Brownson

READ : Daniel 6:4-10

“Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel…” (1 Kings 18:42)
“Daniel continued to go to his house, in its upper room to pray” (Daniel 6:9).

I was serving as the Minister of Outreach in a congregation with several ministers. My day to visit members in the local hospital had arrived. I zipped across town, and as I drove, I prayed for each person I would visit. I didn’t see the young lady tearing down the street to my right until it was too late. She banged into my cherished white car, totaling it! I should not have tried to pray and drive at the same time!”

Yet there are times when praying in the car may seem appropriate, especially before we start our engines. Jesus prayed in solitary places, went to the hills, prayed in a garden, in the wilderness, and on the Mount of Transfiguration. Moses prayed on a mountain top, and Elijah under a juniper tree. Hannah prayed in the temple, and Hezekiah in his bed. Jehosaphat was in his chariot when he prayed, and early Christians sought God in their homes. Paul and others petitioned the Lord on the beach and in prison.

God urges us to lift our seeking hearts to Him no matter where we find ourselves.


Dear God, I want to talk to You everywhere. Thank You that You hear me wherever I find myself. In Jesus’ name. Amen.