We lead busy lives. Sometimes we forget God’s presence, and we do not have opportunity for lengthy prayer. What to do?
“The Virgin Eye”, Robin Daniels
Arrow prayers, pp319-323:
These can be a simple word, or a short phrase that is repeated throughout the day bringing remembrance to us that God is with us in all circumstances.
“Speak them inwardly and they will speak back to you all through the day’s changing circumstances. Because the words are so few and so simple, they help us to soar beyond language into the mystery of silence.
“One single grateful thought, raised to heaven, is a perfect prayer.“ Lessing, Minna Von Barnhelm, ii, 7.
“The simpler the prayer style, the easier it will be to bring the spirit of prayer into daily life.”
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” (Matthew 6:7 NIV11)
I’ve come up with a different arrow prayer for each day of the week.
- Monday: “Marvellous are your deeds, Lord” (Revelation 15:3 NIV11)
- Tuesday: “I choose you, Lord”
- Wednesday: “I worship you, Lord”
- Thursday: “Thank you, Lord”
- Friday: “Feed me, Lord”
- Saturday: “Save me, Lord”
- Sunday: “Sustain me, Lord”
Why not make up your own?
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