Rather than abstain this Lenten season, I decided to add something to my daily schedule–prayer. Nearly every book I’ve read about prayer says its best to find a particular place and time to pray. That way it becomes a habit, rather than a haphazard occurrence. Then to quote Nike, you have to “Just do it.”
Two times and places I find it easiest to pray is when I’m driving or walking. On my way to and from work I can focus my thoughts on God, bring my concerns to Him. I find I’m less likely to bring them to my desk or home to my husband. When I walk, prayer is almost like breathing. My circulation is up and my brain is awake. (More awake sometimes than when I’m at my desk, I confess.) So I take a break to enjoy the fresh air and God’s presence as I circle the CBD parking lot, hoping that my coworkers don’t think I’m talking to myself.
Where and when do you pray? In the morning before the house is awake? At night when everyone’s asleep? Writing in a journal on the train?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
February 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm Comments (5)