Original Posting At http://sandpipersthoughts.blogspot.com/2019/04/prayer-vigil.html
Our church hosts a prayer vigil each Lenten season – usually beginning on Holy Saturday, and continuing until Easter morning. Each slot is an hour long.
I participated several years, but I don’t think I’ve done it lately. This year I claimed the Sunday morning 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. hour to pray. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It didn’t seem like a good idea this morning. I realized it meant getting up an hour early and getting ready by 8:00 a.m. We leave the house at 9I:00 a.m., so I would need to finish the prayer time and then walk about the door. No lazy Easter morning for me.
I even considered skipping it. Shortening it. Doing it at a different time. Something to change what I had agreed to do. But Steve had the hour before me, and he got up early, and he went downstairs to spend the hour in prayer. Sigh. I guess I would do it, too.
I had forgotten. It had been so long since I spent an hour in prayer, all at one time, dedicated with no interruptions, that I had forgotten what a joy it is.
I need to be more intentional about this. I need to be more disciplined about this. I just need to do it.