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Time out for prayer
One resolution I make every New Year is to take more time to pray for myself each day. It's always at the top of my list, but it's the one resolution that can be most challenging to keep—even though I see a wonderful difference in my day when I do. A recent survey I read of how Americans use their time, noted they admit to spending less than ten minutes a day in thought or introspection, and something like three hours watching television. While I haven't been able to put my hands on the survey again, I remember it listed many other distractions that crowd our already busy days.
People put off or resist praying for themselves for many reasons. When a friend of mine was going through some rough times, I asked him if he had ever thought about praying for himself each day. He replied that he felt a bit guilty even thinking about it. There were so many people with bigger problems, he said, that it seemed almost selfish. But I've learned that if we neglect our own spiritual growth and prayerful preparation, for whatever reason, we can never heal disease, or comfort another's broken heart, much less our own.
with contributions from GLORIA J. ROBINSON, CATHY EOGE, JOHN PATTERSON, MERRILEE NELSON, DOROTHY M. SMITH
Time out for prayer
SUZANNE SMEDLEY, STAFF EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Joyce Howard Price, Kristen Tagami
BY MARGARET ROGERS
'HOW DO YOU PRAY FOR YOURSELF DAILY?'
with contributions from CALI MCCLURE, RUSS GERBER, ROBIN WEILAND, LOUIS BENJAMIN, HAZEL JONES, CAROL RULLMAN, KLAUS-HENDRIK HERR
On praying daily
MARY BAKER EDDY
STICK with GOD
BY VERONA T. GARCIA
IS WHAT YOU SEE REALLY WHAT YOU GET?
BY SUSAN ELS
NO LIMITS/INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
BY ANN STEWART
'INCLUDE EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE'
SAILBOAT RACING—THE GREAT EQUALIZER
MUSIC ON TAP
FREED FROM DEPRESSION
FREEDOM FROM BACK PAIN AND WALKING DIFFICULTY
'FEELING GOD'S LOVE HEALED ME'
ELIZABETH I. CAHOON-JACKSON