How to Spend Your Time
- Presence [2-5 minutes]: Invite God’s presence in your heart and mind. You might:
a. Listen to a favourite praise song.
b. Slowly read a favourite scripture passage.
c. Just breathe slowly for a few minutes while imagining yourself in a peaceful setting.
- Prayer [20-40 minutes]: We respond to the God’s presence with “all kinds of prayers
and requests” (Eph. 6:18):
a. Adoration – reflect on the beauty of God’s creation
b. Thanksgiving – reflect on God’s blessings in your life
c. Petition (ask for ourselves) – what do you need God’s help with
d. Intercession (ask for others) – who or what comes to mind that needs God’s hand
[see the list below of NBUC’s concerns and initiatives]
- Joy [5-20 minutes]: Return to your favourite way of simply enjoying God’s presence,
whether it’s music, journaling, centering prayer (see guidelines below), or reflecting on scripture.