Jun 5, 2012

Day 28 - June 3, 2012

Day 28 - June 3, 2012

We are very busy people, and for me there is a real rush of satisfaction when I know that I have accomplished the tasks on my to-do list on any given day. It also doesn't hurt when some of those tasks get me praised by other people. But am I focused on the right tasks?

My busyness takes time and energy away from my prayer life. The incredibly important non-essentials suck my energy so I have none left to pray! And when I'm tired it often doesn't seem like the work of prayer is worth doing anyway.

Prayer is an invisible task that doesn't usually have immediate results that we can see. It takes time away from other things that have immediate and tangible results. Yet when we pray, we are doing critical work for the kingdom of God. Think of what would happen if you built your house without bothering to pour a foundation because no one could see it anyway!

The devotions that we have been reading have stressed that the external tasks we do don't go very far without the hidden time spent in concentrated prayer. Have we left our church with all its goals unprotected, and without a foundation because of our lack of prayer?

God's Peace,

Erin Hall

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