Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stay Awake

"Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour." - Matthew 25:13
Stay awake.
It could happen at any time. Any day. Any hour.
Are we ready? Are we awake? Or are we sleeping through our days and our hours?
Are we living in the present moment? Are we thanking God for each new day?
Or are we living in the past and regretting it? Or thinking and dreaming about the future and worrying about it?
Please help me to stay awake, Lord. I do not want to take one minute for granted. I want to live each moment to the fullest - always awake, always aware of your presence, always aware of your love, Lord.
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10 comments :

Jean Wise said...

Prayed this prayer right along with you. Staying awake the rest of my life, I pray

Daily Grace said...

You have asked some good questions. I pray along side of you too, especially to live in the present moment, to appreciate the Lord in the here and now.

God bless

Michael said...

What a "timely" post on Daylight Savings day.

Made me stop and think "What am I going to do with the extra hour God gave me today?"

God Bless

Colleen said...

Jean, thank you for praying this with me.

Daily Grace, thanks to you too for praying this with me. Living in the present moment is so hard to do without God's help!

Michael, ooohhh, I didn't think of that!! Great question to ask. Love the "timely" pun you used!

Karinann said...

Your prayer reminds me of something a spiritual director told me once on retreat~ we need to be alert, aware and attentive.
The questions you pose here are ones we should ask ourselves often.
Praying the prayer along with you. Hugs & God bless.

Colleen said...

Karinann, thanks for praying with me. I agree, we should ask ourselves these questions often. I usually do not think of it until I am on retreat! Or I hear it in a homily! God bless!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I think this is a very wise and thought-provoking post. I like it. Thanx.

I sometimes think about "being ready" and "staying awake and prepared". What if the end of the world happens when I'm in my bath? I shower fully clothed just in case!

God bless.

Barb Schoeneberger said...

I love your prayer and join you in it. The present moment of living and loving in God is a key to spiritual advancement. It's sometimes so hard to do as we tend to cling to past hurts or as you say, worry about the future.

Colleen said...

Victor, thank you! And thanks for sharing your humor with us!

Barb, I so agree with you. It is very hard to live in the present moment. It has been something I struggle with a lot but want to be able to do. So we will keep praying eh?

Carol@simple_catholic said...

Questions to definitely think about. Thank you!