We all know that setting aside time for prayer and spiritual reflection is vital to our spiritual growth. It can also be hard to find time for it with our ever-busy schedules. Sometimes carving out even 10-15 minutes can seem impossible with the demands of each day.
It’s not uncommon for the average Christian to go long stretches without participating in the daily discipline of devotional life. If they ever start at all.
Recently I’ve discovered a podcast that has really helped me with this particular area of life. It’s called Pray As You Go and it’s put out by Jesuit Media Initiatives out of Britian.
Each daily episode is 10-13 minutes long and follows the same liturgical format. There is a call to worship, spiritual music (ranging form modern worship to ancient chanting and chorale arrangements), a passage from Scripture, a time for reflection, a devotional message, and then a closing prayer.
I’ve been listening in the car on the way to work as the episodes happen to be the same length as my daily commute. It’s been about two weeks since I’ve started tuning in and I’m really enjoying them. It’s nice to spend a few moments each day reflecting and meditating on Scripture. Because, if I had to be honest, it probably wouldn’t happen otherwise.
If you’re looking for a way to spend some time in Scripture but the thought of setting aside time each day seems daunting, this might be a good place to start.
Pray As You Go – Thursday, January 16