Prayer holiday

It still interests me how hard I find it to pray (apart from the odd chat) whilst on holiday.  See what I wrote a year ago here.  I no longer let myself feel guilty that for a short time having broken free of the rhythm of work I also take a break from the regularity of prayer, I’m sure God doesn’t mind.

 But it sure is nice coming back.  As I returned to work this morning and felt myself sinking back into a rhythm I read the Day1 meditation from the Celtic Daily Prayer Book.  Perhaps we need to leave that gap now and again to allow God to flood back in.

DAY 1

It is a difficult lesson to learn today,

to leave one’s friends

and family and deliberately

practise the art of solitude

for an hour or a day or a week

For me, the break

is most difficult…

And yet, once it is done, I find there is a quality

to being alone that is

incredibly precious.

Life rushes back into the void,

richer

more vivid

fuller than before!

  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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