Daily Prayer Rule for Great Lent
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” – Colossians 3:2
We live in the information age. Events taking place thousands of miles away are a mere click away. Random, irrelevant and unimportant ideas, thoughts and emotional reactions from people we have never met or hardly know are on our screens 24/7. Our smart devices actively monitor our every word, action, click and tap in an effort to learn more about our interests, routines and fill our lives with even more noise, information and recommendations. Terabytes of passive, unstructured and irrelevant information flowing through brains and minds each day create the most dangerous pollution for human well-being – information noise and overload. Our thoughts and minds are twisted into every direction, torn into million pieces, fragmented and fractured.
What about inner life and peace, silence and stillness? It is important and essential for us to periodically and regularly unplug, disconnect and separate ourselves from everything and everyone; remove all noise and distraction, restore and heal our inner silence and stillness. Casting our worries and anxieties on Christ (1 Peter 5:7) realign and detox our minds and souls through prayer and reflection and set our “minds on things that are above” (Colossians 3:2) so the peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
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