Carving out space for prayer

The lines in Scripture where Jesus withdraws to deserted places to pray always catch my attention. We often think that after Christmas things will slow down and get back to normal. However, I find that regardless of the season, quiet time is usually something most of us don’t get enough of.

Jesus made quiet prayer time a priority in the midst of all that needed to be done and all of the demands on his time. Who are we to do any less? What can you do to carve out space in your day to spend time with God? Even just a few minutes of silence here and there can help to reset our day and our priorities.


Lord God, in the midst of the busyness of life, help me to slow down and carve out time for conversation with you, just as I make time for other important relationships in my life. Remind me to take opportunities throughout the day to be present with you. Amen.


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