The Practice of the Presence of God

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Lift your mind to God today in several moments that you do not ordinarily do so. As you're doing the worst task of the day, thank and praise Him. As you are enjoying the extraordinary beauty of the full moon in the morning, thank and praise Him. As you are shivering and contemplating spring, thank and praise Him. As you are starting the car, thank and praise Him.

A short and simple prayer will do--"I love you Lord, my strength."

Or a longer more traditional one, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

Or one of your own derived from the scripture.

Or one of your own derived from your heart.

Let your heart and mind reach out and touch Him, if only for a moment, a reminder that He is right there next to you, above you and below you, in front of you and behind you--within you.

Praise the Lord and thank Him in the traffic snarl you hate, in the broken appliances, dirty diapers, and tasks of ordinary life.

You'd be surprised at how much better your day goes when you go through it with your closest most intimate friend, ally, and comforter.

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Thank you for the reminder. My kids think I'm nuts because I think of God/Jesus/Holy Spirit being with us at every moment, even when I am looking for a parking space. They will say something like God has better things to do.

Right now my life is in neutral and I feel like an instrument in the orchestra that is silent while the others play. I am waiting for direction and wondering what I can do on my part, but for the most part I feel peaceful and believe God has something for me to do at my age of 61.

Thanks for your website.



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