Why Should I Play the Game With Minutes?

“The sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily. I do not need to strain at all to find opportunity. It piles in upon me as the waves roll over the  beach, and yet there is time to do something about each opportunity.” (Practicing His Presence, Laubach, 1973, p 5-6.)

pray copyThis is Day 12 of my 31 Days of Writing Challenge called “Dare to Pray.” If you are stopping by for the first time, you may want to start at the beginning on Day One by clicking here first. You’ve come along just in time to get in on the BIG GIVEAWAY! See instructions at the end of this post to enter to win one of the free books mentioned in the 31 Days of Dare to Pray or an Amazon gift card.

Frank Laubach has described his experience living his life moment by moment with God. Today I have included several direct quotes from his books that illustrate the prizes that can be won while playing this game.

“I feel simply carried along each hour, doing my part in a plan which is far beyond myself. This sense of cooperation with God in little things is what so astonishes me. I need something and turn around to find it waiting for me. I must work, to be sure but there is God working along with me. God takes care of all the rest. My part is to live this hour in continuous inner conversation with God and in perfect responsiveness to his will, to make this hour gloriously rich. This seems to be all I need think about.” p. 5

“And I must witness that people outside are treating me different. Obstacles which I once would have regarded as insurmountable are melting away like a mirage.” p. 6

“All who have tried that kind of abiding for a month know the power of it–it is like being born again from center to circumference. It absolutely changes every person who does it. And it will change the world that does it.” (The Game With Minutes, Laubach, 1933, p4

You’re in the game, play to win!

Dare to Pray for families in America to be strong and for hearts to be healed.





Have you seen any unusual “reminders to pray.” I’m going to do a giveaway on Day 15. Submit your pictures showing a symbol of America like the jeep below. Upload your original photo to my Facebook page, Dare to Be Happyand leave a comment on the blog post here. Let me know you want to win the book and wny. You can post your photos anytime between now and midnight on October 15. Photos can be flags, people in t-shirts, pocketbooks, shoes. I am becoming more aware of the patriotic symbols that I encounter on a daily basis; all are reminders to pray.

I will send three winners a copy of a Frank Laubach book or an Amazon gift card. 2 Winners will be chosen at random and 1 by most unusual photo. Keep praying!


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