Category: Prayer

Our Human Experience

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with… Continue Reading “Our Human Experience”


The freshness of my eyes is given to me in prayer. – Attributed to the Prophet Muhammad

Wise Advice from Etty Hillesum

Even if I should be locked up in a narrow cell and a cloud should drift past my small barred window, then I shall bring you that cloud, Oh God, while there is still the strength in me to do so. – Etty Hillesum… Continue Reading “Wise Advice from Etty Hillesum”

Where Does Prayer Begin?

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness. – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Finding a Space for Silence

Let us leave a little room for reflection in our lives, room too for silence. Let us look within ourselves and see whether there is some delightful hidden place inside where we can be free of noise and argument. Let us hear the Word… Continue Reading “Finding a Space for Silence”

How Do You Experience Worship?

Great compassion is the root of all forms of worship. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Prayer Is Energy

Prayer is energy, the energy of love and transformative power. It is given to us to use for the good of all creation. In prayer God gives us the fuel of life, and asks us to live it. Margaret Silf in The Gift of… Continue Reading “Prayer Is Energy”

Look Around You!

Look around you!Our eyes are keyholes opening to a world of wonder. – Edward Hays in Pray All Ways

Culturing Your Garden

Silence is the garden of meditation. – Ali, Maxims of Ali

Where Is Your Altar?

Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer. – The Way of a Pilgrim, author unknown