Vince Reidsma  |  Holland resident

Here I am,

It’s that time of day,

Set aside,

Time to pray. 

A cup of coffee,

My easy chair,

Thermostat set for

Heat or air. 

Can see outside, 

The neighbor’s yard,

He’s outside,

And working hard.

Think I could use

A pillow for my head;

Forgot my prayer list,

I’ll remember instead.

Should read some scripture

Before I start; 

Where’s my Bible?

It’s still in the car. 

Spilled my coffee,

It’s getting late;

It’s 9 a.m.,

Have a doctor date. 

Lots on my mind,

Must concentrate;

Phone rings,

It can wait. 

Hear a siren

Out on the street.

Closed my eyes to pray,

Nearly fell asleep.

Windows shut?

Looks like rain,

Did I take my pills?

Forgot again.

Again, bumped my cup.

Coffee on my pants;

Turning into 

My quiet time dance.

Time with my Lord,

I really love

But my cluttered mind

Is thinking of:

What time is my doctor appointment?

I see a spot on the carpet.

Someone just sent me a text.

Should I shut the blinds?

The oven timer just went off.

What time is it?

The dog is begging to go out. 

Is my cell phone set to vibrate?

Must remember to call my mom. 

Here I am,

It’s that time of day,

Set aside,

Time to pray. 

Scripture: “…when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut the door, pray.” — Matthew 6:6

Final thought: “The essence of meditation is a period of time set aside to contemplate the Lord, listen to Him, and allow Him to permeate our spirits.” — Charles Stanley.

Final final thought: “Many of us in our praying are like nasty little boys who ring front door bells and run away before anyone answers.” — D.A. Carson

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