A reflection on technology

Reflection of the day

If we are willing to spend hours on end to learn to play the piano, operate a computer, or fly an airplane, it is sheer nonsense for us to imagine that we can learn the high art of getting guidance through communion with the Lord without being willing to set aside time for it.

– Paul Rees

A reflection on technology

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that the use of a social network site is one that allows many to keep a contact with a member of a family and with a friend. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many will use a social network site to access an item of news, and to access an item of interest. We acknowledge that much of the news that can be accessed using a social network site is done knowing that an item of news is reported almost instantaneously. We acknowledge that an item of news that is reported is one that will be commented upon by another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many children at this time grow up in your world where a viewing of an item of news is one that is less evident than in a time gone by. We acknowledge that many children at this time have access to a mobile phone, and many children at this time have access to a social network site, and many children at this time have access to an x box. We acknowledge that many are concerned about an effect that a technology has upon a development of a child. We acknowledge that a dependency upon a mobile phone, and a dependency upon a social network site, and a dependency upon the use of an x box  is one that needs to be addressed.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times in the life of a self when there is a need for quietness in order to pray, and in order to incur a study of your Scriptures, and in order to reflect upon a direction of a life of a self.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all fall short in your expectation to live a life that places you first in all that is thought, and in all that is said, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that in order to have a relationship with you that all must turn a back on a concern that is worldly, and a concern that is one that is not in alignment with a thought of yours. We acknowledge that much of a time of some is spent engaged with technology, and we acknowledge that much of a time of many is spent on a social network site, and we acknowledge that much of a time of many is spent on a mobile phone, and we acknowledge that much of a time of many is spent on an x box.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all will be able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that in order to have a life that is eternal with yourself, Our Heavenly Father, that many will need to reflect carefully upon a time that is spent on a social network site, and many will need to reflect carefully upon a time that is spent on a mobile phone, and many will need to reflect carefully upon a time that is spent on an x box, and many will need to reflect carefully upon a time that is spent on a computer, and many will need to reflect carefully upon a time that is spent on an i pad.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with your son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and sitteth at the right side of you, Our Heavenly Father, now and always, for evermore.

Amen

 

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Posted on February 19, 2012, in technology and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I often note people glued to their phones tapping out messages to others and not relishing the world around them as they walk or travel by commercial means. Even joggers have headphones on and are oblivious to the wonders of nature surrounding them. It is time to thank our Heavenly Father for all the gifts that he has bestowed on us and not become too immersed in technology

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