Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35)
Our relationship with Christ, like all relationships we value, must be sown and fertilized like the wheat in a field. Prayer is the water that brings depth and breath to our life in Christ and is our direct personal communication with our Savior.
Oh my Jesus, as I sit shivering from the cold winds of time that have caused magnificent, ancient oak trees to shake and shiver, soften my heart to Your love.
Remind me each day that the brown and grey withered foliage of winter precedes the joyful colors spring.
My soul aches from the arid cold that calls me toward the enveloping warmth that is found only in Your love.
The sun shines with an early glimmer as it rises from its resting place reminding me to pray with joy as I call out to You.
My life is Yours, Lord!
Do with it as You will.
Christ, Savior of the world, took time to pray.
Start our day calling out to him.
God is good!
JMJ, pray for us.