02 December 2008

Thoughts on Prayer

Although we do not think about it as much, Advent is every bit as good a time for resolutions as Lent is. Advent is, after all, the beginning of the Church's new year.

It has been placed on my heart this year to make a resolution about prayer. Before we go running off in a million directions trying to serve God, let's make sure we know what He wants! We have to pray to know God. Without regular and personal prayer, we cannot advance in our relationship with God. Prayer takes time. First, find the time -- actually the times. In the morning and in the evening. And at least 15 minutes each, working up to 30. If you do nothing other than sit and struggle to keep your mind from wandering during that time, it is useful; but we will work on that later. Right now, find the time.

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