‘Lying in bed’ is my special prayer closet where God has challenged me, blessed me, encouraged me, allowed me to weep, think, and grow. He has given me visions. He has shown me events in my life (from before I have actual mental memories) that brought healing to my life. He has even woken me up in the middle of the night to pray for some obscure person I haven’t thought about in years – some from childhood or friends of my parents. I still pray for friends, family, my husband and children, and I also include praying for myself. Then I listen, listen intently for that still, small voice of the Spirit to speak to my mind and my heart that will take me on another unique spiritual journey while ‘lying in bed.’
So often my prayers are about my own personal issues rather than focusing on the bigger picture and the needs in the Body of Messiah. Though my problems are important (to God) and the salvation of people I love are important (to me), many of problems in the Body are caused by focusing only on personal issues rather than being prayerful, thankful and grateful for those who have been rescued from darkness to be a light for the Kingdom.