The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Oak Tree Forest
Originally uploaded by sonykus
Amy Welborn reminded of how hard it is for me to pray "peacefully" sometimes. It seems like my mind wanders to every "corner of the room. So I offer this for your reflection.

"O Lord, you have searched me and know me"
~Psalm 139:1~

Distractions during prayer can be hard to deal with. Our instinct is to push them away because they're interfering.

Sometimes distractions truly can be idle, but other times they're not. We forget that God knows us completely and wants us completely. If concerns about a child, a relationship, or another personal issue insists on entering our thoughts during prayer, perhaps that is not a distraction at all

Perhaps that is what we're supposed to e praying about.
Lord, I present my whole life to you today in my prayer.

From A Catholic Woman's Book of Days

And so it is that I must learn to listen to the clues He offers me, for He knows how "clueless" I can be.




  1. This is a good thought. Sometimes He may be trying to turn our hearts toward something He wants us to be doing or praying for, huh? Something for you over at my place, btw... &:o)

  2. Good post Cathy. BTW, like Lisa, I have something for you on my blog too.

  3. Distractions is something I deal with a lot. 'God wants us completely', that is so true and it is so hard to give all to Him. Thanks Cathy.

  4. :) mercy beyond comprehension. Ever since I finally understood that He expects me to be faithful only and not successful - my life had been a great deal easier and far more pleasant. Success is up to Him, my job is only to be faithful. I like that.

  5. Hmm, I never thought about it that way! I'll have to think about that!

  6. I never considered that a distraction may actually be a call to that case I should be praying for my toddler constantly! (smile)

    Have a blessed day.

  7. Oh, yes, this distraction of which you write is not such an unfamiliar thing for we Christians to experience, sadly!


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