#17 on my 101 list: read Common Prayer every day for at least a month. I was looking for some kind of guided scripture or something to read every day and had never really been impressed by the daily devotionals out there. I came across Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals when surfing on Amazon one day. I thought “why not try something different.”
I don’t do well with just reading the Bible. I have a hard time making myself think critically about passages and diving in deeper. This book was great because it had a reading every day, along with an Old and New Testament reading. Technically it is for a group to read together, but I even enjoy it on my own.
So the challenge was to read every day for at least a month. Do you know how hard it is to take even 5 minutes to intentionally sit down and read something every single day? I hate that it is, but it is hard! I began on March 21, 2011 and was pretty darn consistent through May 5, 2011. Now I’m not going to lie and say that I did it every single day…but in that whole time I really only missed a few days, so I’m going to go ahead and say I completed my goal.
Unfortunately, busy season at work began, and I quickly fell into getting into work earlier but cutting out my devo time. Not a good plan. Now, 2.5 months later, I am working to try and get back into the routine. The day just feels so much better when you can sit down, eat breakfast, and read scripture and a prayer to start the day. So here’s to getting back on the horse of devo.