|Cemetery, Princeton University|
Praying in the familiar place is not true solitude. It's different thing to be praying alone with God in the Place of Least Distraction. Ruth Haley Barton writes:
"Solitude is the place of our own conversion. In solitude we stop believing our own press. We discover that we are not as good as we thought but we are also more than we thought." (Ruth Haley Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry, p. 51)
Today I will pray in the Place of Least Distraction, the place of change, the place of my conversion, the place of my breaking and re-making.