One of the challenges for any pastor is to maintain a daily prayer life. As a pastor interested in Benedictine spirituality, it has been a long time goal of mine to try to pray the daily office, and I have made a commitment to pray the daily office. However, for a long time, I found it difficult to pray the office with any kind of regularity. That changed this year when, by happenstance (or divine intervention perhaps?) I was asked to consider tweeting daily prayers on Twitter through an established account, The Virtual Abbey - @Virtual_Abbey.
The Virtual Abbey already had nearly 5,000 followers, so it initially seemed like a daunting commitment. After four months of tweeting daily prayers, though (typically Morning Prayer and Compline) I have been able to settle into a routine. Sometimes, life intervenes and I don't get to it, but I have been able to maintain that schedule almost every day. Due to the space limitations of Twitter, I can only pray parts of the office there, but it has been a joy and a blessing to do it, particularly when I get feedback from the many people who follow (now over 5,300) and pray along.