Sunday, December 12, 2010

On missing prayer time.....

"Oh Lord how I have missed this time with You. I was doing other things for awhile, important and necessary things, but I have missed this coming before Your throne of Grace....this time of morning quiet. I have had snatches here and there, but it's not the same.

I know that I can pray anywhere, at any time, but this place is special, is my own little hollow, a little carved out place we have made together. When we come together again, its like we were never apart; a bit like an seeing an old friend, but much better. I settle into Your rhythm of eternity and timelessness, and once again I feel small next to You, and the world gets smaller too.

I back away, realign myself to You.....Your Holiness, Your timeless Grace. I listen and hear You in the quiet. I listen and repeat what You hear day in, day out......"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come."

One Holy praise for each, Father, Son, Holy Spirit

I reflect once again on Your coming. What it meant then and what it still means today. I can only bow in humble adoration as a simple shepherd did years ago by lamplight in a stable.

"My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore." Psalm 131

Right after I wrote this prayer in my journal, I opened the Bible to the above passage......


  1. Beautiful Lori. I know just how you feel. When I miss my prayer time, and come back I feel as though I have missed so much. And yet, there he is, always patiently waiting and the return is so sweet. I could really relate to this post and I pray that it serves as a gentle reminder for me.

  2. Our hearts are certainly aligned in this. I love this post and needed this reminder today.


  3. Thank you Andie and Melanie! Hope you are enjoying a stress free and beautiful Christmas season. Enjoy the day! Lori

  4. beau ... beau ...beautiful
    from the picture to the last word ... ilike

  5. Thank you lani......and may our Lord bless and keep you :-)


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