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Statio as a Daily Practice

I introduced a practice called "Statio" yesterday in church but thought I'd write about a follow-up today in case any of you want to implement it in your own practices.

If you are like me, you can find yourself going so hard throughout the day that the day ends and you realize you didn't pray... didn't interact with God...didn't even think about God the entire day.

I needed something to slow me down and help me acknowledge God throughout my day

"Statio" is a meditative pause in moments of transition between two things throughout your day. (between sleep and work, between one class and the next, one meeting  and the next, one project and the next, between work and rest etc...)

You pause and think about what has just happened, considering  how God was faithful to you, how he resourced you etc... and you thank him

"God thank you for a good night sleep"; "Thank you for helping me finish that project'"  "Thank you for allowing me to arrive home safely"

And then you think about what is next and you ask God to help you, to lead you, to resource you for the next thing that you have to do.

"God I now am going into a difficult meeting, please give me wisdom" "God I now am going to my kids game, help me to be encouraging" "God I have a long commute home, please help me be patient"

This practice helps me become more present to God. It slows me down. It helps me to see what I wouldn't see if I only rush from one thing to the next.

And it literally can be done in a minute or two.

If this is a problem for you, I commend to you this simple practice.

Grace & Peace

Brad

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