As a graduate student, I often struggle with prayer. It seems like I rush from class to class, and study session to study session, and the only prayer that passes my lips seems to be the one I whisper in desperation before I go to sleep:
“Lord, forgive me for not giving you more of my time today. Help me to find time tomorrow!”
Although I have always loved to whisper a Hail Mary before exams, I realize that a little variety in my prayer life is a good thing. I recently decided to print off some prayers, and I have posted them in places around my apartment; next to my bed, on my fridge, and on the coffee table next to my couch. Instead of waiting until I am exhausted and barely eeking out a prayer before I fall asleep, I try to say these prayers as soon as I see them, right then and there. I purposefully found shorter ones that I could say quickly.
Question for thought:
- Which prayer is the most meaningful for you and the students you know?