Sleepers, Wake!

I am definitely not a morning person. One of my challenges this past year as a novice oblate was creating a regular schedule with God. Trying to fit several structured times of prayer into my day was difficult and discouraging. And trying to add a morning prayer was one big snooze button. Until one evening, I asked my husband this question, “What was the best part of your day?” We used to ask questions like this when our children were at home. He responded, “When you woke up early enough to spend time with me before work.” That did it! As much as I had tried to wake early on my own, it took God to speak through my husband to give me the necessary strength and desire. Ever since, he and I share mornings of tea and conversation before work. When he leaves, I spend time in morning prayer before I go to work. Now I look forward to waking up early in the morning.

How many times have I missed hearing God’s voice through other people?

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