By Jamie Harms
Years ago I was introduced to a spiritual discipline called praying the hours. It is a practice where you pause and pray seven times during the day to remember different aspects of the character of God. For example, in the morning, you remember God’s goodness and pray for the awakening of joy, forgiveness, and love in your day. As you head off to work, you pray remembering the sacredness of your work. Each of the seven pauses continues throughout the day to reorient your heart toward what God might be revealing about Himself or teaching you in that moment. The final prayer of the day is the twilight hour, which focuses on gratitude. It is a call to reflect back on your day and remember the gifts that God has given you. This is not just gratitude as in a list of things that you are thankful for, but gratitude to the Giver of those gifts. Thus, as Friday is the end of our week, I thought we as women of University Fellowship could pause and share with one another things from this week for which we are thankful to our God.
A few things that I am thankful for this week are:
We will practice thankfulness every Friday during this season of confinement to help us reorient our hearts to the One who continues to show Himself faithful. We would love to have you email us your pictures and captions of what you are thankful for this week. Put them in the comments below, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.