Saturday, May 7, 2016
Prayer for me is spiritual stretching. When I wake up in the morning, I stretch, even before I get out of bed. I know that my body needs to be stretched if it is going to function well, or at least with minimal pain. I do the same thing with my soul. Before I get out of bed, I pray. I know that left to myself, with no spiritual help, or reinforcement, I will have a worse day than if I stretch my soul by prayer. Both body and soul need assistance in my case. Left unattended, both body and soul will not do very well that day. And even if I escape a bad day in spite of ignoring my body and soul, I may begin to develop a bad habit of skipping the stretching tomorrow. Soon enough, the mess will happen. So I try to stay in good stretching habits each day.