Moths are pretty insects. I enjoy watching them and butterflies flitting around my garden even this time of year when things are not blooming.
Like most things, I suppose, moths have a good and bad side. There are silkworm moths and moths that eat fibers such as silk. Moths can be major pests for crops and the gypsy moth has devastated forests in the northeastern U.S.
What do moths have to do with prayer, you might be wondering at this point. Like moths, several things can have both good and bad effects on our prayer life. My smart phone, for example, can provide me with an app for the Bible so that I can read it anywhere. But my smart phone can also distract me with email, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Spiritual books can be an aid to my prayer life. But they can also take up my time so that none is left for prayer. I can read commentaries on the Scriptures, and never get around to reading Scripture itself. Since I have started keeping my prayer journal exclusively on the computer, not in a notebook, I find distractions on my computer and around my desk. Distractions are also outside the window where I can watch the squirrels, the butterflies and the moths.
Jesus, help me to focus on you and not the distractions.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.