“A Prayer for Focus” by Richard J. Foster

Happy Tuesday!!! Friends if your days are anything like mine have been lately I invite you to join me in praying the following…

Jesus, I desire to start this day with you. And yet, my mind keeps flitting to so many things:
the projects I want to accomplish,
the people I want to talk to,
the people I wish I didn’t have to talk to.

I wonder. Are these things distractions to spiritual concentration or invitation to see God in the ordinary?
I’m not sure.

Jesus, I know that you are that Center who knows no distraction. So I offer up my mental fragmentation to you,
O Lord my God.

May my scatteredness become your gatheredness.
As I am contemplating a thousand things, Jesus,
may I somehow be contemplating you.

Richard J. Foster; Prayers From the Heart