Everything here represents my own opinion and not the opinion of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection or the United Methodist Church.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


It is good to get back to church from the time away during the retreat. However, whenever I return to the daily routine it seems as if there is endless catch up to accomplish. One of the things that I find that necessary and helpful is to to take a time of rest and recenter on God in the middle of the day. A daily prayer session from Pray-as-you-go has become a part of my daily routine. I subscribe with iTunes and listen through my computer. The following information is from the Pray-as-you-go website under the section "what's in it?"

A new prayer session is produced every day. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

Lasting between ten and twelve minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. The aim is to help you to:
  • become more aware of God's presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God's word
  • grow in your relationship with God.
It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of British Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola.
I usually enter into this time of prayer after I finish lunch. It forces me to remember that whatever may seem pressing at the time is not as important as time with God.