I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord.

Apart from you, I have nothing good.”

You, LORD, are my portion, my cup;

you control my destiny.

I will bless the LORD who advises me;

even at night I am instructed

in the depths of my mind.

I always put the LORD in front of me;

I will not stumble because he is on my right side.

That’s why my heart celebrates and my mood is joyous;

yes, my whole body will rest in safety

because you won’t abandon my life to the grave;

you won’t let your faithful follower see the pit.

You teach me the way of life.

In your presence is total celebration.

Beautiful things are always in your right hand.

~Psalm 16:2,5,7-11 (CEB)

“Most of us grew up saying prayers, reading prayers, or listening to others praying. There is a difference between a person whose says prayers and a prayerful person. It is the difference between something we do and someone we are.

Do you know someone who is a prayer? He or she is probably someone who views life in a different way than most – someone who seems to have found a way to be aware of God’s presence in an ongoing way.

We are called as Christian people to be present in each moment in order to experience that God’s time and our time have intersected. We are called to practice the presence of God. It is this for which our hearts yearn.” ~Ron Delbene, “A Simple Way to Pray,” Weavings

Heavenly Father, may I go about this day in prayerful diligence. Help me to experience You in all I do. Help me to be present in this time and space so that I can feel Your presence as I go about my day. Help me keep You ahead of me so I will not stumble through my work. Bring me home at the end of my day to the rest and peace that only You can give. Amen.

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