A small service helped my Sunday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Sitting around a round table, a small group of parishioners focused on morning prayer at Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore.

I was one of those who delved into the liturgy of Morning Prayer, Rite II last Sunday.

I had been to several morning prayer services before. I found this service to be quite good. Sometimes during a service, my mind will wonder, but not this time.

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I was solely focused on the prayers and the readings.

The service lasted about 30 minutes, and seemed to have flown by.

Afterward, I went to work for a bit and then had a late lunch, where I finished a film I started that morning.

Throughout the day, I kept reflecting back on the prayer service.

I thought about the personal and intimate nature of it, and its meaning.

Simply put, the service was held to continue a line of communication.

As I went off to sleep that night, I was thankful that a small service helped brighten my day.