What do we pray for when we have 31 days until the deadline?

pray for wisdom
pray for wisdom


What do we pray for when we have 31 days until the deadline? Good morning December 1, 2012. Only 31 days until 2013. Another brand new year.

The paradox of time. We are impatient. We want to savor life.

It will be sweet to write the final mortgage payment in 12 months. Can’t wait.

And yet, our Son is only 12 once. I don’t want that to fly by.

I pray for wisdom, patience, presence.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. We wish ahead, like to our vacation in July, and at the same time we miss the importance of today. In the end July may never happen and now will be lost.

    Stay rooted in the here and now.

  2. Patty, thinking ahead, in the here and now, helps me enjoy them both more than if I wasn’t fully aware of the challenge of time, temptation, busy-ness, opportunity, trivial and milestone moments…

  3. Hardships in the past have taught me to focus on the goodness of this moment rather than worry about what may or may not happen in the future.

  4. The goodness of the moment, Patty, to me, is being able to be present in the present, and to also be thinking about how the future is not guaranteed.

    This does two things:

    1. We become more appreciative of the current moment.
    2. The future can motivate us to do today what won’t pay off until months, years, or even decades later.

    It’s like a win-win.

    An simple acorn planted today will provide shade and climbing for a grandchild (or great grandchild) 20-25 years later.

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