Just Five Minutes

A few years ago my Dad was a passenger on a small commuter plane to visit us here in Alaska. Flying over the Kenai Peninsula he was looking at the beautiful mountains. when he noticed the wing flap violently shaking and then suddenly fall off!

After notifying the pilot he started to pray. The plane was able to make it to an alternate airport where the passengers were able to disembark safely. God worked a miracle that day.

Prayer works. And yet often it’s the last thing we want to do. Many Christians seem to be allergic to prayer. Only when they are in a impossible corner to they begin to seek God. Sometimes quite fervently.

Look at 1 Thessalonians 5:17. “Pray continually.” Yet at times we haven’t the foggiest what to pray for, we somehow believe prayer is boring. It has little to offer our daily routine. We think we do well without it.

I would like to suggest praying for just five minutes a day. It is a reasonable starting point. These five minutes will set your day and put things in order, Just five minutes can be an incredible and decisive contribution to your day.

We need to begin somewhere. Perhaps this is the “missing link” that establishes your day as a Christian. I suppose doing so can seem like a formidable challenge, but five minutes is a good place to start.

Prayer is an intimate conversation with our God.

Father, teach us to pray. Forgive us for living prayerless lives. We often fall short but our spirits are willing. Please help us to seek your face. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”


Author: Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

6 thoughts on “Just Five Minutes”

  1. I am finding it more of a habit to pray small prayers throughout the day. I think that this may be Paul’s intent when he advises us to “pray without ceasing.” As God works in me, and I work the spiritual disciplines, the act of prayer becomes more of a spontaneous thing during the day than a long, singular prayer at an appointed time of day. That being said, I still have far to go in this discipline.


  2. Thank you Byan!
    Yes! We need prayer In our life as a child of God!
    Its not easy, but it is the fual we need for our Christain life.
    Reading your quote about prayer, brings me to think of the movie ” War Room”!
    Sometimes it is war we are fighting with our flesh to pray because we don’t feel like praying but it is also A fight against the enemy to pray for one another.
    As for me, it is hard to pray and I do tell the Lord that it is hard for me to pray, but I ask for His help.
    Like you say brother Byan, start by 5 mins A day will make a difference.
    God Bless


  3. Praise God for your comments about prayer. Prayer is the great resource that the modern day church needs more of prayer warriors.


  4. Hi BryonDo you still live in whitebird id..im looking at moving to riggiins id. Would like to find a small church to fellowship with

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