How often do you get to the end of the day or the week and realise you haven’t prayed or thought about God? How about putting technology to use to help you get Christ into your daily life?
There are a variety of ways you can do this depending on what technology you use most often. Probably the simplest way is to use device reminders. You can programme reminders into your cell phone or Outlook calendar to pop up with a message – for example to pray the Our Father or Hail Mary when you get to work, or the Angelus at midday. Or a reminder to say a prayer of thanksgiving with your loved ones at the end of the day. If you use Google Calendar (http://calendar.google.com) you can even program it to send you a text message.
For something a bit more involved, have a look at Opus Dei or Regnum Christi for inspiration. Go to http://www.opusdei.org.nz/ and click on ‘message’ (right side of screen). If you like what you read, you can sign up to receive daily or weekly messages for reflection. Regnum Christi provides daily meditations based on scripture. Go to http://www.regnumchristi.org/english/ and follow the link (middle of page) to Daily meditation. Similarly you can also sign up for reflections to be sent to you by email on a weekly basis.
For more guided reflection, Sacred Space run by the Irish Jesuits is another option -http://sacredspace.ie/. This site moves you through a focused reflection section by section, giving time to reflect as you go. For easy access to daily readings, http://www.mobilegabriel.com/ provides both the readings and a reflection each day for the keener follower. Both these sites are mobile friendly – meaning that you can use your mobile phone browser to reflect on the go.