As you go about your day, begin each task with a short prayer and end each task with thanksgiving. For instance when you go to check your email pray that the peace of God will be with you in your correspondence and after you close your email thank God being present. This is a way of becoming conscious of our dependence on grace as well as a way to be present in each of our activities.
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.