Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr entered my heart and soul with its message. See the July 21 post. The next several entries will feature thoughts about the daily rhythm of pausing for prayer throughout the day and even in the night.
Pause and Listen to the Lesson of the Hour
From the earliest Christian times, the first hour of the day starts with praise. Themes are new light and celebrating the gift of another day.
Stretch and Grow
Of all the seven pauses this is one I practice regularly. As I learn more about the divine hours, it is fun to explore various prayers patterns from books and the internet. Trying different routines and forms of prayer energizes the start of my day.