December is a very busy month for everyone and it’s very easy to get caught up in your list of things to do.
But it’s also an important month for prayer and reflection. Writer Christina Antus posted this short article on Catholic Digest.
How do I fit prayer into my already insane schedule of things? Well, there are a lot of ways to fit prayer time in.
- Running or walking. Whatever your exercise regime may be, it’s a good time to check out of this life and tune into your spiritual life. It could be silence, meditation, or prayer.
- Podcasts on your errands. Listen to favorite podcasts and audio books when dropping kids off at school and running errands like a crazy person. It puts a sense of calm and positive perspective into what otherwise can quickly become a frantic day.
- Using sock-folding as makeshift decades. I know it sounds ridiculous, but we have enough socks to make a full rosary. We have enough laundry to say the rosary for 40 years. The nice thing about the rosary is you don’t have to say it all once. It makes for a pretty awesome “on-the-go” prayer.
- Daily devotionals. I have a book that has very short devotionals for women. It takes me five minutes to read it, and each ends with a prayer and reflection. It’s an excellent way to start or end your day. You can use the prayers to set your day on the right path or use it to reflect on the past day and focus on the next.
These are just a few examples of how to bring prayer and reflection into your everyday life. Maybe you have one that works better for you…we’d love to hear about it. Share your thoughts below.
During these last busy days before Christmas, it’s important that we find time to prepare our hearts and mind for the birth of Christ.