Commit to a spiritual practice
1. Choose a day this week to go apart to be with God in silence. Go to Prairiewoods or another place of retreat and pray, journal, walk, and seek to hear God’s voice.
2. Bring the presence of God to the sick, the suffering, or the lonely. Visit with someone who is struggling and practice intentionally leaving space in the conversation to be silent…listening for the voice of God together.
3. Create a sacred space in your home—convert an unused room into a prayer room; move a comfortable chair into your bedroom and designate it as your prayer chair; or claim a chair in your family living space by placing your Bible, a devotional, journal and some pens or pencils next to it. Then spend 15 minutes each day this week in silence in your newly-created holy space.
4. Spend this week fasting from those things you voluntarily subject yourself to: the car radio, TV, over-activity, unnecessary telephone conversations. Do not allow anything but God to fill that space you’ve created. Journal or talk with a spiritual friend about anything you notice in the silence.
Choose a group that works with your schedule: