"Time has memory." Take time for yourself each day!
"Location has energy." Create a space that helps you feel calm.
This quote instantly came to mind last Friday during our teacher in-service retreat. I love being part of a Catholic Community where we take time to focus on our prayer life. I felt challenged to think about the time, space and commitment I take to pray and was reminded to be more intentional. I already have a perfect place in my home, but I haven’t been using it with my family. So last Sunday I felt called to invite them to this space with me. Often we are hurried and simply say the Lord’s Prayer but I have noticed we have time after dinner- before getting comfortable on the couch- and decided this would be our family prayer time. I did get eye rolls from my kids when I told them my idea, however when they walked into the basement I had a candle and pillows set up in a circle. This space ended up creating a sense of calm and it has been beautiful for us. Here is what my family does in our Prayer Circle:
Say the Lord’s Prayer- holding hands
A devotional reading (Using Jesus Calling currently)
Gratitude- We each express what we are thankful for
Pray for someone else
Pray for ourselves
Closing Prayer and we try to say one “OM” together
Does this quote speak to you? If you need to be more intentional like I did, perhaps you could start small with one of these ideas?