Each grandchild was given and hour throughout the night, and when their hour had ended they were responsible for calling the next person on the list...your time in prayer affected you, and someone else! The next person on the list depended on you! That's two life lessons rolled up in one!
I think we gain by spending designated time with God each day (sure I would say that, I'm a pastor), but it's true! Back to my points...we would benefit greatly by spending designated time with God each day AND helping others. What a novel idea?
This might be our first year to exercise this lenten discipline, but what if as our family grows so does the number of participants? What if we could get to the 24 hours before Easter? What if when our children become grown, and we've passed on, they continue this act of obedience with their children, then their children do the same for theirs? It's mind boggling!
Here's what I know...It's my day's doxology even if my day has just begun! Yesterday was Good Friday...Christ is still in the tomb...but, because of my (our) first hour today, I eagerly look for tomorrow's sunrise! It's going to be a great year!
Since you've struggled through this year's Lent with me let me leave you with this blessings: