It’s sometimes hard for me to find time for prayer and daily devotion.
I usually begin to think about all of the things that I need to do before I even get out of bed in the morning. My feet hit the ground running and I often collapse into my recliner at the end of the day exhausted. I’ve learned that there’s always going to be another telephone call to return, another person to visit, and another email that’s awaiting my response. I recently decided to activate the “alert” feature on my Smartphone’s calendar, so that I can get a 30-minute “heads-up” warning before it’s time to move on to my next commitment.
It’s sometimes hard for me (and I suspect for all of you) to find time for prayer and daily devotion. I find myself encouraging people to pray and reflect upon the truths of Scripture, but I struggle to set aside time to do it myself. I’m always looking for devotional materials that are easy for me to use; and yet, I want those materials to speak to my heart and guide my life. And that’s why I’ve decided to add a Daily Devotion link to the menu options on my blog that will connect you with a ministry called “Pray as You Go”
“Pray as You Go” is a daily invitation to prayer that you can use whenever you find time. A new prayer session, which lasts between 10 and 13 minutes, is provided for every day of the working week and an additional session is provided for the weekend. I hope that you’ll take time on the additional day each weekend to gather with other Christians in a church for worship and prayer. “Pray as You Go” isn’t created to be your inspirational ‘Thought for the Day’, a daily sermon, or continuing Bible Study. “Pray as You Go” combines music, Scripture reading and questions that you can use for thought and reflection.
“Pray as You Go” is designed to help you to:
- Become more aware of God’s presence in your life
- Listen to the words of Scripture and reflect upon them
- Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ
“Pray as You Go” is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, and utilizes materials written by devoted Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content varies each day, the basic format stays the same.
I hope that you’ll find this new link on the menu page of the ExploraStory Cafe helpful, and that you’ll use this link as a way to find time to carve-out a few moments each day to more deeply connect with God in the midst of your busy life.