HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“For my love, they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.” (Psalm 109:4).
We are often in a religious hurry in our devotions. How much time do we spend in them daily? Can it not be easily reckoned in minutes? Whoever knew an eminently holy man who did not spend much of his time in prayer? Did ever a man exhibit much of the spirit of prayer, who did not devote much time in his closet?
Patriarch Williams says, “Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground, in silent or vocal prayer.” “Fall upon your knees and grow there,” is the language of another, who knew whereof he affirmed.
It has been said that no great work in literature or science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often, and long, alone with God.
It is my prayer that we do not waste our alone time with God while seeking His presence. Every second, minute or hour is important. Many times I watched my brothers and sisters from the “Lower ground of sorrow” after spending many days seeking the deeper teachings of God. I often wonder why so much time was wasted for the life is the same or sometimes worst. In seeking the presence of God takes commitment and dedication that will lead to a better-consecrated life.
In this message written by this writer and posted on http://www.mysticalorderinc.org is good reading to help you acquire a better knowledge of alone time with God. Here are the reference http://mysticalorderinc.org/2016/10/16/the-blessings-of…consecrated-life/
I trust that your hearts will be blessed and God will grant you all your heart’s desires. Amen