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Monday, January 11, 2016

Prayer Consumption

Well, real life rolled in, full force, today, and I am a little late getting a post up because of it.  It's been a good day... a normal, ordinary kind of day... minus that part where I actually left the house before noon, had lunch with my Dad and oldest daughter, took in a movie, stopped for coffee, and meticulously avoided starting my class that begins today.  Never mind.  It has not been an ordinary day, at all, and here I sit, trying to catch up on the things I should have done before I left the house and not regretting anything about this day... not even a little bit.

On a personal note (as if that first paragraph wasn't already more than you wanted to know), I have been feeling a little anxious, today, and I have not been sleeping well for weeks.  Interestingly, I think I sat down to work through Sacred Ordinary Days exactly when I needed it most.

This quote was there:

"May I sense you every moment; and make my whole life a prayer."

Yes.  Yes, I need that.  When my life is consumed with prayer, I have no time to worry.  From time to time, I put out a rather generic post on social media asking others how I can pray for them.  It wasn't my original idea.  I saw a friend do this, and it just made sense.  So, tonight, I would like to ask, "How can I pray for you?"  Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.  The truth is, I always do better with life, in general, when I focus on other people, so if you really want to help me out, you can even make something up.  Wait.  Don't do that.  I'm just kidding.

Also, though, there was this Scripture:

Psalm 3:5-6a "I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.  I will not fear" (NIV).

Psalm 4:8 "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety" (NIV).

You know... again... I know it's not all about me, but my goodness, I'm listening!  Which, of course, is also a very important part of prayer...

Cue silence...


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