Prayer is difficult for me. I might have all the good intentions in the world, but if I sit down to close my eyes and pray, I last for all of two minutes. Three minutes if it’s an exceptionally good day.
To really pray longer than three minutes, I need to be doing something. I need to be walking on the trail at the park. For my mind to find focus, my hands need to be hanging laundry or cooking or moving a pen. Sometimes I write out prayer in colored words in my journal.
I’ve discovered a way to help anchor my thoughts and find direction for my prayer life at the same time. I make personal prayer maps. They help me to make prayer into more than an order at a fast food restaurant. [Read more…]