Tag: prayer

On the Eighth Day of Christmas

Dear God, this past year has been filled with great challenges. Fear and insecurity are our companions day and night. We pray that you shelter us beneath the shadow of your wings and protect us from all harm. Remove the evil forces that surround us and spread over us… Continue Reading “On the Eighth Day of Christmas”

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home and the great star sets, Jesus remains. The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for humanity becomes the Adult Redeemer who challenges us to… Continue Reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas”

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”

Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila

When we were in our chapel at morning prayer, I noted how the reading in our breviary (Thursday, Week III) complemented the Gospel reading for the day in which we are admonished to give, forgive, and to not judge. Let us look at our… Continue Reading “Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila”

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?”

The Importance of Prayer

Today I quote Dom Helder Camara. I understood that in view of my decision to give myself unreservedly to God and my neighbor, it would be absolutely necessary for me to devote space and time to prayer. So how is my Lenten practice going?

Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened

Thursday’s Gospel reading from Matthew 7 reads: Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks,… Continue Reading “Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened”

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Wednesday’s Lenten responsorial psalm is Psalm 51 A clan heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.