The custom of reciting prayers at certain hours of the day or night goes back to Judaism, from whom Christians have borrowed it. In the Psalms we find expressions like: "I will meditate on thee in the morning"; "I rose at midnight to give praise to thee"; "Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare: and he shall hear my voice"; "Seven times a day I have given praise to thee"; etc.
My desire this Lenten Season is to adopt a small portion of this ancient practice into my daily life. I plan to pray at least three times a day, stopping in the morning, noontime and evening to focus my mind and heart on God.
We know that there is power in community. Therefore, I am asking for anyone who would like to join me along my journey of prayer discovery to either come February 7th at 5:30pm or reach out to me privately. This discipline can be as complex or simple as you would like it to be. I will provide you with resources that will best match your desires as well as a group of people who will provide support as we take this Lenten journey together. We will meet 3 times during Lent to check in with each other and share in communal prayer but we will be in constant contact via Facebook and other technological means to provide support.
Consider this your official invitation to join a Lenten journey into an ancient spiritual discipline. If you would like more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or meet me in the Parlor at 5:30 on Wednesday, February 7th.