Speak, God, for Your Servant Is Listening

Some days, I hurry through my morning prayers.

There. I’ve said it: I’m a pastor who sometimes skimps on prayer.

Why do I do this? I tell myself that I’m too busy. I have to get on to the next good thing I’m doing. And I rush through prayer. Or I skip prayer altogether later in the day.

I think it was Luther who said to pray an hour each day, and if you are especially busy, pray two hours. Yesterday, a friend said, “I can’t live a life of integrity without prayer.”

prayerful handsGod, help me today to slow down to be in conversation with you — speaking, yes, and also listening as you speak to me.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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