I pause at noon day to listen to you. But today I decided to cook rice and pray at the same time. My eyes are glancing at the pot to watch for the water not to boil over; while my heart is waiting for a word from you. Forgive me when the Martha in me decided to give you just half of my attention, instead of wholehearted devotion. Help me to be more like Mary in moments like this and take the time to sit, with eyes and heart fully focused on you. Then I can make the rice and watch it with a grateful heart knowing that when it is cooked, I can sit down and give thanks to you who provides it. Amen.