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Thursday, September 28, 2006


The snooze button

If you are like me then you love the snooze button on your alarm clock/phone/radio.
Every morning when my alarm rings, I groggily flail to find the snooze button.
Usually I repeat this process at least twice, meaning half an hour after my initial alarm I am about ready to arise and face the new day.

Well the other day I came across an idea that I think will revolutionise my morning routine.
I would like to call it 'snooze prayer'.
When my alarm goes off, I still groggily reach for the snooze button. However, instead of trying to grab another few precious minutes of snooze time, I 'snooze pray'.

Now 'snooze prayer' is NOT praying in your sleep. 'Snooze prayer' is giving up (self-denial) that snooze time to connect with God, first thing in the morning before anything else.
I mean really, what is the purpose of snoozing after your alarm has gone off? It is not like the 10 minutes of snooze is making up for the 2 hours of sleep you missed by going to bed at 12:30. Ultimately snooze time is about a process of waking up and getting ready for the new day.

What better way to wake up and get ready for the new day than 'snooze prayer'?

So tomorrow morning when your alarm goes off, what are you going to do?
I know what my aim is.
Leave a comment and let us all know how you got on.

Oh and just for laughs, I came across this on someone's blog and I couldn't help but post it:

Hey! I got quite a laugh out of the jeans ad. Incredible! I posted on it too here. thus spoke churchpundit!
Hey Liam, what you wrote reminds me very much of the following poem which I try to remember on a daily basis, you probably have heard it....
The difference
I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn't have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task,
"why doesn't God help me?" I wondered
He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on, gret and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me,
He said, "But you didn't seek"

I tried to come into God's presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
"My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning, and
paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

-author unknown

So yeah, beginning each day in prayer is always a good thing!
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