I've been needing to pray recently. To sit quietly and take a time out. I'm feeling like I'm losing focus of God. Does that happen to you? I get caught up in pride, ego, surface matters. God gets pushed to the back of my mind, is silenced in my heart. I know why nuns need to retreat from this life in a sense. It takes concentration and freedom to keep God first.
God, please help me to keep YOU first and my small me second. Amen.
"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life flow no longer in our souls."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1890