Humble awe brings us back to the original reason we chose to be academics in the first place—an amazing God and an amazing world of knowledge.
Our Father, whose sabbath rest is eternal and perfect, you have ordained a time and season for every task, and work, and problem.
The people who prayed me through graduate school included homemakers, staff members of a local food pantry, artists, lawyers, part time church secretaries, state tax employees, retail workers, and so many others.
We may not always be able to give the biggest percentage of our time to prayer or meditation. But can we give the best of our time to God?
Perhaps the time you can make for prayer and meditation right now feels like the widow’s mite—practically nothing on the world’s scale of value. Maybe you only have 15 minutes to give to prayer and Scripture reading at this moment. Maybe you only have 5.