today i was at a meeting with the bishop of my annual conference. during his opening prayer he prayed that God would "distract" us. i didn't hear a word of the rest of his prayer, because i got hung up on that word. usually i pray that God would get rid of the distractions. but sometimes i need to pray the prayer that the bishop taught me today:
Lord, i have all these things that seem so important to me right now: distract me.