Time For Prayer

“This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
In vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines human precepts.”
From Mark 7:1-13

A friend recently shared that he has truly made progress when it comes to prayer. Somehow, he has managed to set aside the hustle and hassles of daily life in order to spend quality time meditating. The results are obvious in his demeanor and writing. So it is that I have decided to take a closer look at my own efforts in this regard.

Though I babble at the Lord God all day long, I have not taken the time to sit, to reflect and to listen to what my dear Lord has to say to me. In an effort to be proactive and do something, I have decided to schedule “appointments” with God. Just as I do my morning exercises, write and start dinner at given times each day, I am going to set aside a specific time for prayer. I admit as I write that this is much easier said than done. As my fingers dance across my keyboard, my head fills up with excuses for not starting my prayer appointments today. So it is that this will be the last reflection I prepare for the moment. There is Someone I have to meet with…

Good and Gracious God, thank you for your patience with me. Though I allow many things to keep me from spending time with you, you are always attentive to me. Let’s talk…

©2014 Mary Penich – All Rights Reserved

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