One thing I have come to believe is that God desperately desires us to engage with Him/Her. God loves us deeply and passionately, just the way we are, and desires us for we are “God’s beloved”! And because we are God’s beloved, God wants to communicate to us, to commune with us… and this we call prayer. Prayer happens when we are willing to open our hearts and my minds to God’s presence…right in the midst of the ordinariness of our daily lives. God seeks us out but we have to stop running…we need to sit down and just “waste time” with God.
How much time have I “wasted” with God lately? What could I do to deepen my prayer life? How does God most often speak to me…through Eucharist, music, nature, a loving relationship, caring for others, sitting in the silence? Can I schedule
just 5 to 10 minutes, 3 or more times a day into my busy life to “waste time” with God?