Boisterous children, unwashed dishes, office deadlines and a cozy bed at the end of a long day — all of these can call to us more loudly than the quiet voice of God inviting us into prayer. We constantly juggle the urgent tasks of this earthly life, so it’s easy to miss beautiful moments to connect with our ever-present heavenly Father.
How can you make time for God when you don’t know how to drop everything and truly pray? Here are some ways you can satisfy your thirsty soul by injecting prayer into your busy life:
1. Start the day right.
Your day may start off with a bang and not end until you collapse in bed at the end of the day. Set yourself on the right course by beginning your day with some spiritual reading alongside your bowl of cereal.
2. Set an alarm.
You use an alarm clock to wake up. Some people wear an activity alert band to remind them to stand up at set intervals of time. Why not take the same approach to your spiritual health that you take with your physical health? Set alarms throughout the day to remind yourself to pray — even if it’s only a few words spoken with God.
Read the rest of my article from the September 11th issue of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.