I AM REFRESHED AND RENEWED AS I STEP INTO QUIET MOMENTS OF PRAYER.
Jesus knew the value of taking time alone to pray. He demonstrated it as he stepped away from the crowds he was teaching for periods of renewal. I follow this example when I step away from the routine of the day—even for a moment—to pray.
I leave those things that call for my attention during the day for just one or two minutes to step into the stillness of prayer. Here in this sacred moment, I breathe, I release, and I open to Spirit. I touch the presence of God within me and know I am never alone. I come away from this moment with a new outlook, ready to return to the task at hand.
Pausing throughout the day renews my spirit and refreshes my mind and body. I am effective and productive in all I do.
Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray.—Luke 6:12