Yesterday at the Museum we had 16 people through the Museum. Now while that doesn't seem like a lot of people, it does mean six hours of touring - guiding - moving. Old Son did awesome on his first full day at the Museum. And the Volunteers have now declared that he is a bonafied Museum worker.... 35 minutes after being given a task, we interrupted him to help move two display cases... then a TV... then play hide and seek to find the Museum DVD (which we didn't find)... then to be scribe for cap badges... then putting chairs and tables away... then washing dishes... and finally the end of the day.
How often do we get upset or frustrated when we have interruptions in our day of tasks we didn't expect to have to do. We can get frustrated with the interruptions or we could remember that each interruption is an opportunity to say a prayer. Interruption prayers are short prayers that are said on the run for the new tasking we have been given, for the person giving us a new task, and the grace to accept the interruption with hospitality. Interruption prayers also keep us positive with renewed enthusiasm.
This day, when you are interrupted say a prayer of interruption! A mini retreat in God all in itself.
Prayer: Eternal Lord, speak to us Your living Word that through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may be renewed in faith and hope. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (PCC The Book of Common Worship)
St. Matthew 18: 10 – 14
If a shepherd owns one hundred sheep and one wanders away, the shepherd will go looking for that lost sheep until he finds the sheep. The same way, our Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
Said another way, if an Elder has an Elders district and one of their members hasn’t been seen in Church for months, it is the responsibility of the Elder to go find the member. Our Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these members should be lost.
Today, how will you be the arms of Jesus to help find those who are lost?
Prayer: O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over, and our work is completed in Your name. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.