It may sound a bit odd to tell someone that they can “find God in the laundry room”; however, I can attest that it is indeed possible.
As a busy mother of three, who is often roused from a deep sleep by my youngest child, Meghan (often before 5 a.m.!) it is rather difficult to find a quiet moment or two before the rest of the family wakes to say even a brief morning prayer. Forget having a regular block of time set aside for prayer, devotions or meditation. This just isn’t happening in my house! Most days, I “hit the ground running” and am lucky if I even remember to lift my mind and heart to God following my early morning “Meghan Wake-Up Call”.
Now I don’t know about you, but the first place I go once I have my cup of coffee in hand is down to the basement to my laundry room to forage for clean clothing for my family. In the morning, it is one place that I can go to get some peace and quiet before the craziness of the day begins.
I have said many prayers in my laundry room. Sometimes I look at each individual piece of clothing and thank God for the person that wears it. My husband’s tshirts, my 14 year old son’s jeans, my 10 year daughter’s pajamas, my 5 year old daughter’s favorite pink shirt, etc. How blessed I am to have this family to care for and love! A little gratitude goes a long way at the start of the day.
I may not always have time to walk into a church or even kneel down beside my bed; however, I can pray wherever I happen to be no matter what I am doing at any given moment. Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta said that “our work is a prayer”. Don’t forget that even the most menial task can be turned into an opportunity to become an offering to our Creator.
Have you said a prayer lately? When and where do you pray?