Category: Prayer

To Pray

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “To Pray”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. ― Marcel Proust

Pray Your Distractions

The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your desert.… Continue Reading “Pray Your Distractions”

What is Prayer?

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

A Simple Prayer

Eternal Spirit — Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver; source of all that is and that shall be; Father and Mother of us all. Loving God, in whom is heaven. The hallowing of your name echoes through the universe! – The New Zealand Prayer Book

More on Prayer

What is real prayer? Praise to God. And the meaning of prayer? Appreciating; thus opening the heart more and more to the Divine beauty on sees in manifestation. -Pir_O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan Bowl of Saki

What is Prayer?

According to Richard Rohr, Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God  until we ourselves are a constant act of praise. – From Radical Grace: Daily Meditations In other words, we become what we… Continue Reading “What is Prayer?”

The Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

October 1st is the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower. She is a favorite saint of many; many of my sisters are fond of her. I share a quote of hers today. For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;… Continue Reading “The Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux”

Finding a Quiet Time and Place

In Wednesday’s Gospel from Luke 4 we read, At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. We would all do well to find – some quiet time – some morning time before the day crowds around us – in some deserted place. It… Continue Reading “Finding a Quiet Time and Place”

What Would We Ask of God? What Would Jesus Ask?

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. “I have… Continue Reading “What Would We Ask of God? What Would Jesus Ask?”