Today's the sixth day of our #formationFOUNDATIONS series. In case you're new here, you can read more about this series or start from the beginning at sacredordinarydays.com/FF. Our goal for this series is to help you...
LEARN about different spiritual practices that you can adopt for your own walk. You will learn how to make the most of your Sacred Ordinary Days planner or the FREE Essentials Workbook you got when you joined our newsletter list, which has all the most essential pages from the planner that we don't want anyone to miss out on.
PRACTICE these things on a daily, weekly, seasonally and yearly schedule. You will be able to lay (or bolster up) a strong spiritual formation foundation by clearing the space for your new spiritual practices to deepen.
- SHARE your experience with people who speak the same language. You'll get to know the other members of our community, who are some of the wisest, most interesting, super fun, and most real people I know by following along on Instagram or Facebook or inside Common House, our ecumenical online community.
Space for Prayer
We have found that our physical environment is deeply impactful on our ability to listen and hear. Yesterday we set intentions for our daily practices. So today, let's create a space (or spaces) for prayer. Our hope is to encourage full presence with God.
- Where do you pray?
- Is your space conducive for prayer?
- When do you pray?
- Is your rhythm or routine working for you? What could you change to aid yourself in your intention?
Space for Work
Likewise, our engagement and productivity in our work is often influenced by the environment surrounding us. You might have limited control over your space, whether an office building, cubicle, classroom, home office, home with children, or frequent travel, but we do have control over our intentions. We can identify purpose through our hopes and our values. Our decisions have the power to move us toward that overarching purpose. We can also prepare ourselves for growth. In the same way we hope our space for prayer will encourage full presence with God, our work spaces can encourage full presence the people and tasks we're stewarding in our daily work.
- Where do you work? How would you describe the physical space? How is your emotional state in your working environment?
- What is your intention for the work that you do? Your hope?
- When do you feel most drained or most filled during your work day?
We are dimensional beings who are constantly moving in one direction or another. A huge part of your daily practice is giving yourself grace in the realization that perfection is not the end goal. The direction that we are headed holds more value than any to-do list and whether or not it's crossed at the end of the day.
Our real hope is to help you build a more fully integrated life of faith and work. We are called to be in full communion and conversation with God in everything that we do, but in a world that fights constantly for attention, that's becoming more and more difficult.
We want to hear about your spaces and see them with our own eyes!
PLEASE share a photos of your spaces and...
Join us this week as we focus on daily practices. You can always see the latest blog post in the series at sacredordinarydays.com/FF when it's live. So, check there each day for the latest!