Finding God in the Everyday

There are many ways to pray. Brother Lawrence, a lay member of a Carmelite monastery in Paris during the 17th century, found his way to God through cooking meals and scrubbing pots in the monastery kitchen. The key to a life of devotion, he believed, was to do every task for the love of God.


"Nor is it needful that we should have great things to do . . . We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before him, who has given me grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king. It is enough for me to pick up but a straw from the ground for the love of God." — Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God


Where will you find God today? What “little things” can you do for the love of God?