Pray at Any Time

Helen Brownson

READ : Acts 3:1-10

“One day, at three in the afternoon, the hour of prayer, Peter and John were on their way to the temple” (v. 1, reb).

Do we feel guilty when the minister encourages us to have a daily quiet time each day? Do you find carving out a meeting with God difficult?

You’re a parent and the children arise before you have opened your eyes. You go it alone in your own business and demands preclude early devotions. Maybe the best time of the day for you is the evening.

Take heart! Examples abound in the Bible of praying many different times of the day. Daniel got down on his knees and prayed three times a day. Jacob wrestled with God all night. In the nighttime Paul had a vision as he prayed. Jesus prayed very early in the morning, and in the evening.

When our children were little, I retreated to the playroom after morning chores, locked the door, and while the children played, I knelt and prayed with a blanket over my head. God loves us and wants to meet us each day. It’s immaterial when we come to Him, but He does long for us to speak to Him regularly.


Thank You, God, that You neither slumber nor sleep and that You hear us any time of the day or night. In Jesus’ name. Amen.