KidZ at Heart Podcast

18. Time-in With God (with Lacy Finn Borgo)

October 01, 2020 KidZ at Heart
KidZ at Heart Podcast
18. Time-in With God (with Lacy Finn Borgo)
Show Notes

Gordon West (KidZ at Heart President/CEO) and Becky Dietz (VP of Training Resources) welcome Lacy Finn Borgo back to discuss the spiritual practice of fixed-hour prayer.

Imagine the sense of well-being that would come to children if they were called, every hour on the hour, to sit in a “time-in chair” where they would experience affirmation, nurturing, and tender, specialized care. This time-in place would be the opposite of the time-out chair, where there is rebuke, remorse, and regret. Time-in brings restoration, redemption, and refreshment. This is the invitation of fixed-hour prayer, which we call time-in with God.

Fixed-hour prayer is an intentional interruption of our day to direct our attention toward the One we love most. This wonderful rhythm of prayer brings the joy of community, too, because we are joining God’s people all around the world as together we praise him and petition him every hour of the day and night.

Imagine the difference it makes when children habitually and repetitively focus on the love of God toward them. Over and over, they can pause in deliberate acknowledgement that God is next to them, surrounding them, helping them. This is "Time-in With God."

To download our free Resource Guide for this episode, please visit www.kidzathome.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. This episode is listed under the category "Respond to God's Love."

About Lacy Finn Borgo:
Lacy is a spiritual director, a trainer of spiritual directors, a professor, and a mother and wife. She is also a sought-after speaker and the author of Good Dirt and Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together. Currently, you can find her formational curriculum, Life with God, available for free at Good Dirt Ministries.

Recommended Resources:

  • "Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together" by Lacy Finn Borgo
  • Fixed Hour Prayers for Families, from the Transforming Center, by Charity Barton McClure:
    https://transformingcenter.org/downloadables