This world we live in can be very distracting. Everything gets broken down or torn apart, important
concepts are shredded into little bits and pieces. Prayer, and particularly contemplation, allows you
to enter into the heart of God knowing that this world beats as one, that there’s a harmony in the world.
You are more than broken bits and pieces and individual parts. To be at peace you have to see the whole,
get the picture of the whole, get the sense of the whole, and it is prayer and contemplation that helps
you achieve this.
Excerpted from Dipping Into Life by Alan Hilliard (p. 21)
So often we get caught up in the day to day rush of life that we forget to stop and soak in the many
blessings that surround us. But it is often in those individual moments that we can find true joy.
Dear God, you have blessed us with so many gifts and we have so much for which to be grateful.
Help us remember to acknowledge those blessings and give thanks for them.
Written by Susan Hines-Brigger