The best result of prayer is awareness of the presence of God, which allows us to face life with fortitude and dignity.
- Sheba Ross Delaney
I’ve noticed myself falling into a bad habit. Sometimes, instead of talking to God, I open my laptop.
Part of the problem is that I do need the computer to work, so it’s always there.
Part of the problem is that the web does in fact have answers and advice about a lot of my questions.
But the biggest part of the problem is that distraction is easier than prayer. It is easier to let a screen soothe my stress than to take the time to calm my heart and direct it to God.
So here’s my advice: Stop reading this. Pray, instead.
Julia Attaway is a freelance writer, homeschooler and mother of five. She is the editor of Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood, a book of devotions for first-time moms. She lives in New York.