These photos of paths were taken by my talented husband. The first photo shows a mountain bike and hiking trail near Tahoe and the second is a path near the Merced River.
Did you notice that the first path is hard to discern, and is over rocky ground, while the second photo shows a nicely marked path over a gentle slope?
You can not see the beginning of the path, or where it ends.
This reminds me of our journey in life, and how each step moves us along and is important. Sometimes we are lost and on dangerous rocky ground with no idea of the way ahead, and other times we walk safely along a clear smooth path.
Looking at these paths reminds me of a book that I often return to, "Pathway to the Heart of God", edited by Terry W. Glaspey. He includes prayers by great Christian writers that always touch my heart.
Here is one he includes:
"Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings." By Philips Brooks.
"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray." James 5:13
Do you pray? I imagine some of you, my blog friends, don't pray but for me it is part of daily life.
One prayer practice I have done every day for a year is to say a prayer of thanks before I get up in the morning. If I don't pray while still in bed, I could easily get so busy the prayer would be pushed aside.
I thank God in my early morning prayer for something specific and boy, does this set a good tone to my day.
Do you have a prayer practice you want to share here?