I had just shared my intention to creatively keep the hours to the group that had gathered for spiritual direction, when a question was posed.
I spoke about being closer to God and things like that, but by the time we gathered with the remnants of the other group and.... the man brought up the question a second time... I had another thought... these are old friends.
Lectio, Imaginative prayer, Intercessory prayer, Meditation, Examen. They are prayers that were taught to me and prayers I had taught to others. Then neglected, some more than others. But are they not old friends I would love to be close to, yes they are.
So why keep the hours, to visit God by visiting old friends. And this is why I go to group spiritual direction, where old friends ask me why.