Contemplating death further.

One more thought on that.

A year or two back I read about a suggested prayer program where throughout the day you stop and pray about something. I dont remember it exactly but it was something like:

6am - Praise to God
8am - Thankfulness
10am - Prayer of forgiveness for sins
12pm - Prayer for the salvation of the world. God to send out more laborers.
4pm - Prayer for friends
10pm/bedtime - Prayer about your own death.

The whole process was interesting, but really that last thing got my attention. Every night I would stop and talk to the Lord about my mortality.

It usually began with something like, 'well Lord, I guess I'm going to die someday.'

While it sounds really horrible to dwell on, I quickly found it helping me to come to terms with the fact that I will someday leave this earth for a better place. The reality of that helped me to realize the weight of the now.

It was really strange. And I don't do it anymore out of incompetence. But give it a try. I think you'll be surprised by the result.