September 10, 2018
Recently I sat down to pray in one of my favorite spots at my home. As I settled myself, wrapped in a shawl, with my selected devotional books in tow, my cat Vinnie decided too it was time to jump into my waiting lap, and circle and settle too.
Sitting in this sunny, quiet space of my home and lulled by the contented purring of Vinnie, I quieted myself to enter into prayer. A thought arose in me as I sat there in this moment, This must be what God desires from us, that we come and place ourselves in the “lap” of His love and just delight in being there together.
It seems so simple, really. As I sat there and worked to clear my mind of thoughts and well – rehearsed words, putting aside the books I’d thought I needed for this prayer time, I was blanketed in the overwhelming, encompassing gift of peace. I was being held in the grip of God’s love.
Daily, I work to let go of how to pray and just show up to pray; and as I do so it helps me to become increasingly aware of the presence of God in my life.
Our role in all of this is rather easy, just show up. Carve out a little time during your day to sit and be with God and in doing so, trust that God will make this time purr-fect.