Since retiring I have had the luxury of time, as such I take at least one hour walk a day where I devote most of the walk to saying the rosary. Interesting I often find myself repeatedly remembering the same people in my intentions. Hmmm, does this fall into the category of prayer harassment?
I concede that living in strong faith is a challenging journey. Anxiety so easily can rear its head in my life. I need to remember faith evolves through maturity and wisdom and builds in strength with the practice of surrender and detachment. It’s changing the nature of prayer from looking for answers to wants and needs to surrendering in communication and mediation with God and Our Universe.
So where does this leave us as parents, grandparents and teachers during this holiday reflective period? We are challenged to surrender in loving connected prayer. Instead of worrying about the outcome of facilitating the perfect holiday, let’s have faith that everything shall play out as it should. That lessons will be learned, love will be shared, and we will be graced with the strength to survive as we enjoy each and every moment at that moment. Above all, take the time to be still and pray/meditate.