Lord, let me live a quiet life.
Let me wake to simplicity.
Let me smile at the sunrise.
Let me enjoy simple pleasures.
Let me eat with thankfulness.
Let me drink and be satisfied.
Lord, let me be purified through your Holy fire.
Let me love you more than life.
Let me walk in holiness.
Let me live free from oppressive thoughts.
Let me appear winsome and gracious.
Let me find community and be content.
Then I will be the man I hope to be.
Because you will have made me who I never could have been.
This week is a bit different than others. Rather than ramble about something you likely don’t care about, I thought it would be good for me (for all of us) to take the next hour to pray intentionally.
A while ago I was introduced to something called a “1-hour prayer wheel.” Don’t worry, it’s not some newfangled spiritually themed amusement park attraction. It’s actually an extremely easy way to guide yourself through one straight hour of prayer time.
*GASP* A straight hour of prayer time? I know, I still wince at how intense that sounds. Maybe you’ve never spent a full hour in prayer. Maybe your attention span has only rarely allowed you to focus on something for fifteen minutes at a time.
But have no fear, because if I can do it, so can you. In fact, all you need is a timer (or a clock), a 5-minute attention span, and 1 whole hour (bit of a “duh” here, I suppose).
So here’s the magic demystified: Continue Reading