-John Wesley from 'A Collection of Prayers for a Family'
In studying spiritual formation, I have been finding more and more gems of John Wesley such as this one. In both his person and his practice, Wesley was more than "practical theologian," "Oxford don," or "the little preacher." He was a Christian who sought daily and with every moment to be in communion with God. I read this prayer for the first time as prepared for sleep last night. It has been with me all this day.
We have no problem with justifying the time to drive to the mall for a "need," attracted by the "foretaste" of the latest commercial or e-mail from Abercrombie. How "earnest" are you for the next Apple or product on the market? What thoughts do you lie down with each night and what thoughts capture you in the morning?