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.


  1. Thanks for the list of homeschooling links, very helpful!

    Also, I love that icon of the Theotokos - I've never seen one quite like it. Where did you find it?

  2. You're welcome!

    The icon is called The Mother of God, Nurturer of Life. This particular icon is sold at St. Tikhon's Monastery bookstore. I don't know if they sell it online or not, but I'm sure if you called and asked about it or described it that they would be able to send you one.

    There are many varieties of this icon, apparently originating in an Egyptian monastery built on a spot (one of many?) that the Theotokos stopped to nurse Christ during their trip into Egypt.

    I love this icon, especially for my very young kids because they all identify with what is going on in the icon!

  3. Love the icon wall picture; thank God for icons.

    yes, places for prayers are really great and help us...


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