Monday, June 11, 2012

A Prayer for Monday, June 11, 2012


Our lives are characterized by some amount of routine; we have certain things that we do every week on more or less the same schedule.

Thank you for our routines, O God, because we need some structure and predictability in our lives, especially given that so much of life is unstructured and unpredictable.

Immerse us in our routines, O God, because if we are not fully present in even the most mundane and ordinary things we may miss your presence in them.

At the same time, deliver us from a slavish devotion to our routines, because the interruption to or even the disruption of them may offer us the opportunity to see things a different way, to see someone that we might otherwise have ignored, or to experience you in a new way.

Thank you for the gift of the routine, O God.

Thank you for the gift of the broken routine, too.


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