Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pray Always

You ever see those Facebook groups like "Pray for person X" or "Pray over event Y"?

You've seen them. Usually they come as a response to something we deem worthy of our prayer. And almost always, certainly, the thing in question is worthy of prayer.

If you're like me, you've kind of stopped joining those groups. Mostly because we're neurotic and feel that we're going to somehow guilt ourselves into never leaving them and winding up being "that guy" who's in 5,000 groups (or more recently, "likes" 5,000 pages) on Facebook. And I don't want to be that guy.

But it also seems like these groups are missing the point, or rather, that they paint an incomplete picture of things. I would submit that while it is always good to pray and make our intentions known to God, it is also good to make sure that we really pray without ceasing, to establish a rhythm of prayer which doesn't depend on tragedy or special blessing.

I'm terrible at this, by the way. My closest thing to a daily rhythm is a daily decade of Rosary and a "God, help me to be better tomorrow" before I go to sleep.

Anyone else have thoughts on establishing this rhythm? Anyone have ideas on how to do it other than brute force?

1 comment:

lamkstager said...

I have found having a fairly regular sleep schedule actually helps immensely. Kind of weird, I guess.

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