Life has a habit of just running away (or over us!) before we know it. Minutes turn into hours, hours become days and as quick as a blink, months have passed, while that regular prayer time we promised ourselves has become all too rare. We know it would be a very good thing, to carve out a little time, especially in the morning to read some scripture or a meditation about our spiritual journey.
But it seems like all we have time for is the usual morning rush. Out the door and out of time, we grab our very necessary cup of coffee … and then … and then … wait a minute!
That’s it! If I prayed, read scripture and meditated while I enjoyed my morning cup of coffee, I would rarely ever miss a day of praying, because, quite honestly, I almost never start a day without coffee. It takes about 10 minutes to drink a cup of coffee (20 minutes on a good day!), and what I usually read or look at is pretty useless anyway.
Jesus, Coffee and Me … it could work.
Prayer: Lord, I want to know you better, and live my life in accord with your perfect will. As I enter into a new day, please join me for a cup of coffee. With your grace Lord, I will stop long enough each day to listen to your voice and follow your ways. Amen.