|About the Book|
Fifteen minutes is a lot of time! A lot can happen in fifteen minutes. A day of twenty-four hours is ninety-six fifteen minute periods. Those who manage the days most successfully divide the day into the ninety-six fifteen minute periods and labourMoreFifteen minutes is a lot of time! A lot can happen in fifteen minutes. A day of twenty-four hours is ninety-six fifteen minute periods. Those who manage the days most successfully divide the day into the ninety-six fifteen minute periods and labour to take care of each of those periods. By so doing, they take care of hours, days, weeks and years.Someone may not be able to find time to pray for one hour in a stretch in the morning, afternoon or evening. For others if they found time, they might not know how to use it. Each of these groups of people can use the suggested programme for fifteen minute retreats that are in the following pages and find their prayer life transformed.By having four fifteen minute retreats a day, one has actually spent one hour before God. Many people will find that they accomplish far more in four retreats of fifteen minutes than in one retreat of one hour. The advantage of fifteen minute retreats is that even people who cannot concentrate for long periods are able to concentrate for fifteen minutes and thereby pray effectively. Also, the retreat is over before the person is bored. The person thus looks forward to the next retreat. There is the additional advantage that most believers have enough to talk to the Lord about in fifteen minutes. This solves the problem of people who are confused about what to say to God for a long period of time. Then, even the busiest people have time for this retreat, and children too.It is hoped that the fifteen minute retreats will help the one who retreats to enjoy the Lord so much that he will find that the fifteen minute period is insufficient for his communion with the Lord and therefore he must go on longer retreats. This is good. It is excellent.