Tuesday, September 7, 2010
A Place for Prayer
Ann Voskamp uses a prayer bench and often prays hours during her days. She initially wondered if this could be "confining God" by designating one spot for prayer. But certainly, doing that does not mean we do not pray in other places. We have a bed for sleep, but we nap on the couch. We have a table for eating, but we have coffee in a favorite chair.
Prayer happens at a multitude of locations throughout the day, but setting aside a place in one's home for prayer continually reminds one to return and pray. It honors God with a place, not only in the heart, but in the home.
Additionally: Some explanations of the Hours as prayed in the Orthodox Church can be found here.