The word rhythm is derived from music. A rhythm is defined as “a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.” One of the characteristics of a rhythm is consistency. When an action or sound is consistent then it has a rhythm.
The rhythm of PRAYER is what we do consistently, regularly and systematically. To cultivate the rhythm of prayer we must have a regular time of prayer, Bible study, fasting and listening to God.
Daniel had a rhythm of prayer. Daniel 6:10 reads, “But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.” (Daniel 6:10 NLT).
The writer of Psalm 119 had an amazing rhythm of prayer and worship (Psalm 119:62, 147; 164). He prayed at midnight regularly, rose up early to pray and praised God seven times a day. That may seem unconventional to most of us today. But, what is your rhythm? Develop a rhythm that suits your schedule and personality.
Many of us default to consistency. We do things anyhow including prayer. That should not be so. Friendship with God grows through regular, consistent conversation.
Pastor Austen Ukachi