I have this awesome prayer corner in my front living room adorned with a plush chair, a foot stool, an oriental room divider and a Tiffany style banker lamp that sits on a marble topped side table. The soft lighting gently illuminates my wall full of scripture-filled sticky notes, a cross, and personal letters to me from God himself. Peace fills this space and I am overwhelmed by God’s presence when I am there. It is where I pray, where I cry, where I submit myself, where I turn over my burdens and fears, where I study scripture, where I journal, and where God envelopes me with His love.
But, sometimes, the exhaustion from the demands of life as a single mother keep me from my prayer corner. There are some days I am just too drained to sit upright in that chair, even if it is the most comfortable chair in the house. These are the days that I find alternative locations to pray. Sometimes it’s in the car, sometimes it’s while I’m making dinner, sometimes it’s when I’m in the shower, and a lot of times, yes, it’s even when I’m on the toilet! I know! It’s a strange thought to think you can talk to God there, but think about it for a moment. It’s quiet. No interruptions. No fighting children. No to-do lists. It’s not cozy and comfortable like my prayer corner, but God still meets me there. In fact, God meets us wherever we are; He hears us, He talks to us and He loves us… even if it’s in a bathroom…on a toilet!
If your days are so busy you can hardly find the time to breath, let alone pray, try saying a toilet prayer. You’ll be amazed at how God will meet you in the most unconventional places.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6 NIV