72 – Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Over the last several years I have come across a number of references to W. E. Sangster’s book “Teach Me to Pray.”  He recommends setting aside at least 15 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening for prayer.  You can a find a convenient summary of his outline of this prayer time at http://holybiblescriptures.org/tableschartsdiagrams/plan_of_prayer.html .  Let me mention some of his suggestions for that time:

Morning Prayer: Adoration, Thanksgiving, Dedication, Guidance, Intercession, Petition, Meditation.

Evening Prayer: Review of the Day, Confession, Thanksgiving, Before sleeping commit yourself to God.

In speaking of “meditation” he mentions, “It is good to conclude prayer, as well as begin it, with meditation: deep brooding on love, wisdom, beauty, joy, peace, freedom and holiness.”  Does “deep brooding” describe something of what meditation might mean?

Does it strike you as a good end of the day to pray, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”?


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