As one looks through the literature, it is evident that there is no lack of discussion on the topics of meditation and prayer. What is apparent is that meditation seems to be addressed more scientifically. In contrast, prayer and its nature carry a degree of intimacy and personalization, which differs from person to person.
Increasingly, the world in general and our individual lives have become more uncertain, fretful, and fear-ridden. This mode of chronic unease and anxiousness is not God’s ideal for us. There are numerous instances in scripture that reassure us as we navigate these unpredictable times in our lives.
Christian believers speak of the advantages of spending time reading the word of God. Once the practice of Bible study and reading has started and is continued, individuals reap deep benefits and blessings. Though some of the benefits are general, each individual also can testify to highly personalized experiences that another person would never have.
As we look around and contemplate all the things that we have encountered last year, it is easy to feel like we have been robbed and duped. To say that it has been a challenging year is an understatement. As the year of Covid-19 already passed, many of us are thinking, what will life be like next year? What situation will arise? How can I be joyful when I feel as though I am drowning?