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  • Denise Kohlmeyer


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).



I find that throughout my days there are tiny gaps of time: waiting for dinner to arrive at a restaurant, waiting in a doctor’s office, in a checkout line at the grocery store, or at the gas pump. These gaps I tend to fill with scrolling through my media feeds. Technology has become my counter-liturgy.

What if I used these tiny gaps of time as space for communion with God? A quick prayer for a loved one, a moment to think about what I’d read that morning during my devotions. Why don’t I see these times as divine gaps when I can talk to God instead of giving in to the gravitational pull of technology?

These gaps can be moments of practicing unceasing prayer, of finding something or someone to be thankful for, to rejoice in a beautiful day, of opening (and keeping open) our souls to hearing the whisper of God.

These gaps provide us with opportunities to continue our devotion throughout our days. These spaces, however brief, are perfect for relationship-building with our Father, much like we would fill them with small talk with a friend. These moments also help us to build God-awareness.

We would find, too, that over time this becomes a sacred habit as we become a people of prayer, a habit that we look forward to and even start to crave. We start watching for these gaps throughout our days when we can meet and converse with our Father and tell Him everything.

Be encouraged. Be blessed.

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