Prayer, not place, brings peace

Growing up right next to a lake, I loved taking my family’s rowboat out on summer mornings. One day years ago, I rowed out to a big island in the middle of the lake. I pulled the boat up onto the shore and walked along a path leading to a clearing in some tall pines and found a log to sit on. I sat there for quite a while, taking in the deep quietness of the place and the wonderful sense of peace and closeness to God that I felt there.

Many of us, consciously or unconsciously, are looking for peace in our lives. But is it possible to find it without going to some secluded place?

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