Thursday, October 08, 2015

10 Minutes of Praying

Conference on Spiritual Formation and Prayer, Eldoret, Kenya
Prayer is talking with God about what we are thinking and doing together. By "we" I mean: God and I.

Praying is talking and listening, to God.

If you are struggling to find time to do this every day in a focused way, I recommend beginning with 10 Minutes of Praying. Lay aside the guilt-producing thought "But it's only 10 minutes and that doesn't seem like much." I predict that if you begin this today and continue it for the rest of your life, you will change, dramatically, into greater and greater Jesus-likeness. And, you will experience times when 10 minutes will turn into an hour with God. You will experience God so powerfully that chronos will turn into kairos.

Henri Nouwen writes:

"You need to set aside some time every day for active listening to Jesus, if only for ten minutes. Ten minutes each day for Jesus alone can bring about a radical change in your life." (Nouwen, The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life, 89)