Well the pace of life is ratcheting up as we get ready for our trip to Australia in 12 days as well as my trip to LA tomorrow for the West Coast Healthcare Missions Conference.  So many details and at the moment we do not have an assistant to help us.  And that all reminded me of another prayer I wrote over the summer which as I read through it again this morning reminded me to take a deep breath, slow down and pray.  I really do find that when I do take time to slow down, pray and listen, the burden lighten and the sense of urgency disappears.  Suddenly all those details I was struggling with either seem to disappear or suddenly become manageable.

God you promise us a burden that is light and a load that is easy,

You anoint us to study your word and meditate on your ways,

May we never be too busy to listen,

May we never be too tired to pray.

God you invite us into your community but also to solitude,

You call us to work but also to rest,

May we never be too busy to listen,

May we never be too tired to pray.

May we see this day as an opportunity,

To see you, to know you, to represent you,

May we never be too busy to listen,

May we never be too tired to pray.

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Christine Sine September 16, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Yes I think that we can have a very distorted idea of what prayer is. Especially on the evangelical side of the church we tend to think of prayer as petitioning God rather than as listening to God.

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