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  • Writer's pictureSue Roberts

A book I have read recently examined the spirituality of Celtic people, particularly in Ireland. I was especially interested because several people I know have recently traveled to Ireland, and it was fun to bounce some of the observations off of them.

One characteristic that especially impressed me was the way they do prayer. It is not formal. They don’t close their eyes, but just talk to God whenever and wherever as if He were right there with them. They especially absorb nature around them, using it to better connect with God’s greatness. They have developed the habit of praying about every situation all through their day: when they get up, eat breakfast, feed the cow, walk to the market, shop, light a fire, go fishing, etc. In their imaginative creativity, they have written poignant prayers about all their duties.

Recently, a professor decided to copy this practice and wrote some prayers about driving to work, taking exams and so forth. He underscores the concept of praying without ceasing—being in touch with God all through the day. I decided to jump right in and make my own prayer as I work this morning.

I thank-you for your presence here.

I’m glad to know that you are near.

As I type on this keyboard

I ask you for your guidance, Lord.

When you speak, I want to hear

Your message, Lord. Please make it clear.

And as I write please help me say

Words to inspire someone today.

God loves to hear from us and converse with us. He wants to be our constant friend. So, take up the ways of the Irish and pray without ceasing.

Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, 18 KJV).

  • Writer's pictureSue Roberts

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

Fred wrote that he had been reading "Can You Hear God Now", but took a hiatus when things in his life became very busy. A young woman, a friend of their daughter's, committed suicide. They were all devastated. Fred picked up reading where he had left off and read Josh's story about the suicide in the forest. Jesus scooped up the victim and carried him to God's lap. With tears in his eyes, Fred said that God had that story waiting for him, for just when he needed that encouragement. What an awesome God we serve!

I love your book! (Can You Hear God Now?) It’s very insightful and inspiring. So many of the things you write about I can relate too. I’m half way through. I try to read a chapter a night.


I just want to tell you that I am reading your daily devotional (Everywhere I Look, God is There) often and am really blessed by it. God has given you real beneficial insights, and the words/thoughts to pass them on.

--Military friend

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  • Writer's pictureSue Roberts

This is a great weekend to see what is new for your summer reading as a dozen Colorado authors launch their new books for your perusal and purchase. Come join me and the others at the book launches around town. Enter to win free books and a pizza party for 10 (Marcos only), and a grand prize of a ticket to the 2020 Writers on the Rock writers conference.

Thursday, 6/6 6:00-8:00 Colorado Springs

Third Space Coffee

5670 N Academy Blvd

Authors: Shelly Busby, Shelley Hitz, Karen Lusby, Sue Roberts and David Rupert

Friday 6/7 6:00-8:00 Highlands Ranch

Living Way Fellowship

345 E Wildcat Preserve Pkwy

Authors: Marla Lindstrom Benroth, Royalene Doyle, Jeanie Flieri, Kristen Krueger, Scott Johnson, Chuck Livermore, Sue Roberts and David Rupert

Saturday 6/8 3:00-5:00pm Lakewood

The Bridge Church at Bear Creek

3101 S Kipling

Authors: Wesley Ross Harris, Jendayl Harris, Kristen Krueger, Scott and Debra Johnson, Chuck Livermore, Karen Lusby, Sue Roberts and David Rupert

Sunday, 6/9 2:00-4:00pm Arvada

Marco's Pizza

7699 W 88th Ave

Authors: Cathy Lawton, Josh Burris, Shelley Busby, Jendayl Harris, Scott Johnson, Karen Lusby, Sue Roberts and David Rupert

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