My time alone in the car is much less these days - but it is still something I value. This weekend, I had the opportunity to be in the car for quite a while by myself as I drove to and from a training on Saturday.
I began my trip with the Traveling Prayer (print this out and keep in your car!):
"I know, O God,
that wherever I travel,
You will be with me.
There is nowhere I can go,
no situation I can face,
which is outside Your love and strength;
and so I commit myself
into Your care and keeping
on this journey,
knowing that at all times
I am in Your hands."
(St. David's Episcopal Church - Baltimore, MD)
I had my Audio Bible ready and some great music (note: I love this CD, it was done by a group that used to lead worship at my church in Colorado and also I was involved in a mission trip with the leader and his wife. They recorded this album live in Beijing China - a first. It is very powerful to listen to the music and worship along with considering the hardship that the Chinese endure to worship):
And, of course, God's Word ready to fill my mind with more of Himself. No, I did not read it while I was driving, but when I had to stop at lights or for traffic, it was nice to have handy.
I know as moms, we don't get much time to ourselves in the car - but how can you make your car more of a sanctuary this week?