I actually made it to day 100! Praise God!
There is much to say about the journey. I am grateful to God for giving me the desire to execute the challenge to myself. I am glad that I could face myself with the weakness of not stopping to talk to God more often and then I could work at doing better.
The highs of the prayer journey:
— executing the discipline to follow through on praying, which included making myself to go pray with my church’s prayer group. (I had to go directly after 8 hours of the workday.)
— having a sense of balance about my life
— praying 97 of the 100 days that I intended to pray
— remembering to pray for others such as family members, co-workers, local politicians, missionaries, and even President Barak Obama.
The lows of the prayer journey:
— missing 3 days of prayer
— beating myself up for the days I missed praying
— beating myself up for the days when I felt like I hadn’t prayed long enough or that it didn’t “feel like” I connected with God.
Another item of note: I noticed I “spoke in tongues” more frequently during the prayer challenge. I can only assume that my consistently talking to God freed up the Holy Spirit within to manifest Himself.