Tuesday, December 16

The Ancient Paths and the Crossroad Prayer

“Stand at the crossroads and look;
Ask for the ancient paths,
Ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
And you will find rest for your souls”.... Jeremiah (NIV)

Crossroad prayer is a common occurrence in our life. Counting the many decisions that we take will call for crossroad prayers many times in our little days. I have often thought about the numerous decisions that we go through every moment of our life: the roads we drive, the food we buy, the books we read, the conversations we listen to, the sights we see and and the life we lead.... in all these and more, we stand at the crossroads.

Psychologists will tell us about ‘Crowd Psychology’. For anything and everything, we often get involved. And when in crowd, we do not think a bit. We pass instant comments and even research on them. But, do we have to do it? Seeing the manner in which some of the news channels unwind the news, I wonder if I wish to get involved with all that so deep. And then we switch off the ‘fools box’ and move on with life. I have learnt that to keep myself off from some of the contemporary news is a good thing when the news has nothing got with me.

Crossroad prayers are prayers that comes handy at every crossroad in our life. It can be for a trivial happening in our life that we take a break for a crossroad prayer. The Bible tells us, "Ask...". That way, God is consulted ... that is bringing God into all the cracks and crevices of our living.

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