Friday, April 23, 2010

Orthograph #76 - How Prayer Rules Work

12 comments:

mamajuliana said...

Too true :/

nothinghypothetical said...

I only wish that mine had started that high.

Anonymous said...

For me, it started out like a New year's Resolution--very grandiose and probably undoable to anyone who has to occasionally sleep (well--that is a SLIGHT exaggeration)--and I maybe did it for a hot minute or two. THen it dawned on me that it is the communication that matters.....and I--with the help of people wiser than I--set a prayer rule that I can ACTUALLY keep. I have found that when I am in pain--which I often am--words don't come, the brain is foggy and fuzzy and the eyes don't focus to read--so I rest in the arms of my Abba--just like I used to rest in the arms of my earthly father when I was a tiny girl and sick. there I am safe. Alix

AnotherAnon said...

I see the line begins to curve slightly upward again after a while.

That happens?

Job said...

I hate it how right you are.

Ranger said...

I'm curious, if there is an inverse curve showing amount of blogposts/comments

s-p said...

Alix, Yep, I cringe when I hear people talk about how they do full canons, OT/NT readings, compline etc.. That's a train wreck on the way.

Another Anon: I've heard it does, but not for me.

Ranger, that's probably why it hasn't happened for me.

Benedict Seraphim said...

That pretty much sums it up. 'Cept some of us'n's lines are a bit more flat. And more like dotted lines.

Tom said...

At which point on the x axis does the bridegroom cometh? You missed it out.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I am just pleased that during Lent I managed to stick to my decision to read one stasis (not even a kathisma!) of Psalms per day.

Sometimes I managed more, but just keeping that small amount done regularly was hard enough.
I'm finding it has become a necessary part of my day now :-)

The more I try to enlarge my feeble prayer rule, the more disastrous it becomes, so I am aiming at regularity rather than quantity :-)

Mary said...

Having recently been through the implosion of my prayer rule, I can definitely relate to this one!

Jennie said...

Being at the 'Prayer rule, what prayer rule?' stage right now... I see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one... there might be hope, the line takes a slight upward motion...