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Quiet Time

Ecclesiastes 3:7 NKJV ‬"...A time to keep silence, And a time to speak.."

In her later years, my mom lived with my brother; they practiced "quiet time" every day from 2 to 4. They accepted no phone calls, no visitors, watched no television and listened to no radio from 2 to 4 every day. It was "quiet time".

I remember hospitals used to implement this same rule every day as well.

Now, I live it. My quiet time is either a nap or reading the Bible or praying or sometimes all three. When I am really tired, my naps take the entire two hours. One may wonder if that happens, do I sleep at night? I never have any problem not being able to sleep.

Many Christians write about different ways to experience quiet times. Some call their quiet time, morning watch. It doesn't matter what time of day, it's good to have time to rest, pray, or write in a journal to reflect on how gracious the Lord is to us in our lives.

(A Friend Created Her Own Prayer Garden at Her Country Home)

Some have a prayer closet (room) or an outside "sanctuary" or prayer garden.

Berea Bible Church in Springfield, OH, has a replica of the empty tomb and garden on its church grounds where people have a place for solitude, quiet time and prayer.

Psalm 5:3 states, "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."

(Artist rendition of the Resurrection Tomb at Berea Bible Church, Springfield, OH)

 

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