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Pause and Pray

Facing the Ordinary

Jan 5, 2021
Cluster of fallen autumn leaves


We sometimes feel a lack of spirit in the overwhelming necessity of everyday tasks. May this prayer help you invite God in to all repetitive duties.


Dear God, I long
to rediscover
your presence 
in the ordinary
in my life.

I often rush
toward the things
I think 
will bring more meaning,
forgetting you are here
even as I rinse the dishes,
or drive the same roads
to work 
yet again.
Guide me toward remembering
I can find you
in the fabric

of all things in my life.


What ordinary tasks can you seek God in today?


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