A thoughtful gift from a special friend yesterday
came layered with meaning.
I've been waking frequently during the night recently.
I've spent a few hours trying to analyze "why"...
and occasionally I have prayed--
"occasionally" being the operative word here.
So many needs, great and small, exist all around me.
This mug with a message tells me to turn those waking hours
into hours of prayer. Not to waste ONE minute of them!
(Interestingly, a few friends have been reporting similar experiences--
waking up in the middle of the night.
I believe that like the child Samuel who heard his own name called
in the night and hurried to Eli, an elderly priest sleeping in the other room,
to question what was going on,
I/WE are hearing a clear call to prayer.)
Tonight, when it happens to me, I WILL be ready.
I WILL pray. I won't waste a sleepless minute.
By the way, have YOU had any calls to prayer lately?