Monastics stop at specified periods of the day to pray. Even if we can’t do the same, we can use our modern gadgets to help call our attention to prayer. Many of us rely on smartphones to keep us on schedule. We could do the same with prayer. Many of us track our steps. We could also track our prayers.
We may think that we live chaotic lives, but there is an order to them, and we can use that order to call us to prayer. My day goes more smoothly when I ask God to help and guide me. At the end of the day, I offer a prayer of gratitude before I fall asleep.
This message is an excerpt from “Praying with medieval mystics” by Kristin Berkey-Abbott in the November 2018 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Albrecht Dürer, who died in 1528; Matthias Grünewald, who died in 1529; Lucas Cranach, who died in 1553; artists.
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