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.
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
Life rushes back into the void,
fuller than before!
Anne Morrow Lindbergh