A Rhythm of Prayer
We have a lot on our plates.
We balance work, family life, and leisure activities.
It sounds simple enough, but it's really not.
One of the easiest ways to include more things into our daily lives is to get up earlier. If we are up before work, we can get a lot more done in our day. We can take care of the things we need to in our day (exercise, reading, etc) before the workday begins.
When you really think about it, you give half of your day to work and half of it is for you to keep. Sure, the 8 hours for you is really broken up into smaller pieces so it may not seem that way, but that’s how the math works out.
What we need to do, to reach the next level in our relationship, is to permeate our entire waking day with prayer. Our day needs to have that rhythm to it.
Prayer is something that we plan to do, yet it gets skipped over. If we oversleep, we choose to skip prayer over skipping our shower or breakfast. Those are valid activities, but we lose a chance to refocus ourselves on what is really important in life.
Maybe missing that time can be enough to get us to get out of bed a little earlier.
Whatever your schedule, prayer needs to be the cornerstone. We need to take time to orient ourselves back to the source of life.