Tips for Letting Our Senses Lead Us to Prayer (Part 3)

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William McGill, an American psychologist, said, “The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.” God is always paying attention to us. But our hearts and lives change when we pay attention to Him consistently and prayerfully.

This week I bring you 3 tips to use your senses to pray when you’re outside.

  1. When you feel the warmth of the sun, remember the warmth of God’s love and thank Him for it.
  2. When you see and smell flowers, thank God for His wonderful creation.
  3. When you hear, see, or touch water, remember your Baptism, when water washed your sins away and God came to live inside you.

Maybe have a contest in the family to see how many more ways you can come up with to see God or pray outside or elsewhere in your everyday lives—including in school, on the sports field, at work, with friends, etc.

Want to go deeper? Check out our ideas for Encountering God in the Everyday in our Practical Guidance space! Help your child understand the joy and peace of paying attention to God (praying) throughout the day no matter where we are. 

Written by Kathy DeVet


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