The best time for prayer

Making Time for prayer……………

Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation

As a  pastor was taking up the census in his parish, he asked of one family the routine question, “Do you have some kind of family prayer at any time?” “Oh, Father,” answered the head of the house, “we just don’t have time for it.” The priest asked, “suppose you knew that one of your children would take sick if you did not pray together,  would you have some kind of family prayer?” “Oh, I guess we would,” answered the father of the family. “Suppose you knew that on the day when you failed to say a family prayer, one of your children would be injured in an accident. Would you pray together?” Again came the answer, “we  certainly would,.” “Suppose,” went on the priest, “that every day you failed to say a prayer together, the law would fine you some money, would you neglect to pray?” “I am sure we would pray, Father. But what‘s the idea of all these questions?” “Just this,” explained the priest, “your problem is not time. You could find time. The problem is that you don’t think family prayer is important, as important as paying  a fine or keeping your children healthy. The blessing of God won through prayer is more important than anything else you can think of.”

Be Joyful always, pray at all time, be thankful in all circumstances.
This is what God wants from you in your life.
(The Bible, 1 Thessalonians, 5:16)

What time do you give the Divine? Usually you give the time that is left over, when you have nothing else to do, when no guests are coming, there are no parties to attend, no nice movies to watch, no weddings in which to participate. Such time you give freely but this is not quality time. Give quality time to the Divine; it will be rewarded. If your prayers are not answered, it is because you have never given quality time. –Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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