Many Christians observe the “Divine Office” or the Hours of Prayer. That is, a few times throughout the day they pause from their activity and offer a prayer, read a psalm, sit quietly or meditate.
Pausing to pray reminds us that God is as near as your heart. We notice that God is not distant or confined to special places and times, but God is present at all times and in all places.
Pausing to pray reminds us that we are not the centre of everything. A Spirit flows through our work, our relationships, our efforts and intentions. In prayer, we connect with the Source of Life and enjoin ourselves to what God is on about in our world.
You might want to explore weaving prayer into your day. What do you notice? What gifts do you receive?
A sample of the prayers is below. Please click on the button below to download a pdf brochure to print.
IN THE MORNING…
Dear God, thank you for the gift of this new day, and for bringing me safely to its beginning. Grant me the grace I need to walk in your love and your truth.
Above all, give me the gift of a joyful heart that in all things I may see your hand at work and give myself over to what you want of me this day. Amen.
––Justin DuVall, OSB