Friday Favorites for Prayer and Writing

Each Friday I share some of my favorite finds related to praying or writing. If I think it could help you pray or write better, then I’ll include it below.

Do you have someone else’s article or post to share? Join the Contemplative Writers Facebook group, comment on today’s post on my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter (@edcyzewski) to nominate your favorite articles, blog posts, and books by Thursday at noon each week.

One Googler’s Take on Managing Your Time (I included a really helpful bit below)

Your energy levels run the course of a wave throughout the week, so try to plan accordingly: Aim to do the following:

  • Monday: Energy ramps out of the weekend — schedule low demand tasks like setting goals, organizing and planning.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: Peak of energy — tackle the most difficult problems, write, brainstorm, schedule your Make Time.
  • Thursday: Energy begins to ebb — schedule meetings, especially when consensus is needed.
  • Friday: Lowest energy level — do open-ended work, long-term planning and relationship building.

Always bias your Make Time towards the morning, before you hit a cycle of afternoon decision fatigue. Hold the late afternoon for more mechanical tasks.

How to Pray through Interruptions via Lisa Deam

The Curious Blessing of Rejection via Tanya Marlow

What Slowing Down Teaches You That Rushing Never Will via Amy Julia Becker

Off Brand by Sarah Bessey (Let’s just give the entire Internet to Sarah.)

Religion Is the Only Hope for the American Church by Morgan Guyton

The Slant Letter by Stephanie Smith

Looking for more recommendations? Check out our Prayer Resources page.