How do you keep up a spiritual discipline with a busy life?
One way I ensure that I spend time daily with God is through the wonderful podcasts from the Irish Jesuits: Pray as you go.
The website describes the podcasts like this:
A new prayer session is produced every day. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible- study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. The aim is to help you to:
become more aware of God’s presence in your life
listen to and reflect on God’s word
grow in your relationship with God.
It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of British Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola.
Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format.
I download all 5 daily podcasts onto my mobile (I love my mobile so much! It’s a Nokia N95) and listen to them on the bus on the way to work.
Here’s a taster if you think you’d like to try one out: Pray as you go with music from Taize
Pray as you go is a sister initiative to Sacred Space – which presents a similar 12 minute ‘quiet time’ with prayer and scripture to work through online.
I would heartily recommend it. The podcasts enable me to keep up a rhythm of prayer without getting in a boring rut.