Wednesday, June 15, 2011


"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Did you know that clocks were invented by monks who wanted to make sure they stopped at specific times of the day and night to pray? It is a little funny to think that an invention designed to help us make time to pray often keeps us from praying at all.  If we could reestablish a natural rhythm of prayer throughout the day, it would be as common and as life sustaining as the heartbeat within our chest.
Starting right now, make your goal to pray seven times a day; the moment you wake (praise); in the bath/shower (repentance of sin); morning break (gratitude for God's goodness); grace before each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); and at bedtime (a blessing for others). As we incorporate prayer and praise into our days, we will begin to see God at work in our lives.

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