Praying 10 minutes today: April 20

Set aside some time for prayer...
find a quiet place... 
take a few deep breaths... 
be still... and know that God is near...

A word to reflect on:  
I have called to you, Lord;
hasten to help me!
Hear my voice when I cry to you...
- Psalm 141

How will I call on the Lord today? 
What will I tell him? What will I ask of him?
Will I listen for his voice, his word? his truth?
The Lord is listening for my heart's prayer, today:
be still... and know that God is near...

This is a simpler form of my Lenten series for daily prayer. I'll offer posts like this a couple times a week.  If you find them helpful,  please let me know.  Here are some tips on praying 10 minutes a day...


  1. I love this that you are continuing to offer these posts even if it is only a couple times a week! I really appreciate all of the effort and time that you put into your blog I've really noticed the difference its made in my own life.

  2. yes, this is helpful to me, but I have to be honest, right now, my "ten minutes a day" are more like one minute here, then another minute there-
    my minutes are not very organized and are spread out throughout the day...

    I would like to try to spend more time, at one time, sitting and praying, or just being still-
    just being quiet and knowing that God is there- with me.

  3. Dear Fr Austin
    Thank you for the blog and post. Your recent blog hit home - taking that few minutes during a busy day for prayer in a Sacred space. While at Holy Hour on Divine Mercy Sunday I prayed that I would be aware He is near throughout my busy day as I knew during that hour. Your post is something I can and did reflect upon throughout the day...And you have inspired me to read Psalm 141 this evening.

    Thanks for the reflection


  4. Keep them coming... I love the inspiration!


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