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My Papa P A U S E

There is an enjoyment that comes from stopping and acknowledging ‘God with me’ in moments throughout my day. Many people in religious circles would call this the Daily Office. We know from scripture that David practiced seven set times of prayer each day. (Ps. 119:164) In thinking through this I realized that if he began at 7 AM and paused for a moment every other hour on the hour until 7 PM, that would be seven times. Daniel stopped three times each day to pray. (Dan. 6:10). St. Benedict (A.D. 525) developed a rhythm of stopping and acknowledging God eight times throughout his day, and the Rule of Benedict continues to have far reaching influence. There are many groups and individuals

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