Praying During My Drive To Work – Purposeful Living

praying on my drive to work

These posts written by Todd (Amy’s husband) are designed to model a system of purposeful living.  At least once a month, he spends time setting meaningful goals around one of seventeen core priorities.

If you missed it, consider reading the foundation post – Purposeful Living #1.



Correct Priority


Priority #1 – Spiritual Health


Goal Setting & Reflection Date

November 2012



Deepen my prayer life by turning off the radio and praying during my ten-minute drive to work in the morning.  Focus on specific elements of prayer:





Petition – Myself 

Intercession – Others 



Goal Status




Thoughts – UPDATED 

I am happy to report I have been faithful since setting this goal in praying each morning during my ten-minute drive to work.  


It has been a rich time with God and a great way to start my morning.  


Especially rewarding has been spending time in confession.  Being able to admit my failures and know that He both forgives me and provides a path to change feels like a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders each day.    


Also rewarding has been time spent in personal petition.  There are some big things going on in my life right now which can easily lead to anxiety and worry.  Being able to offer these things to God knowing that I can trust Him frees me from the burdens of life.  




Thoughts – ORIGINAL

For years when I was teaching, I used my morning drive to school to pray.  But since moving to Lincoln and starting a new job a few years ago I have gotten away from this.  My prayer life has not been nearly as consistent or rich as it used to be.  Praying in the car is a great use of time and is something I need to bring back.  




Foundation Post

Build Your To-Do List Around Correct Priorities – Purposeful Living #1


Outline Of All Purposeful Living Posts

Purposeful Living Outline



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