Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Becoming prayer

Portrait of a Young Girl with a Prayer Book

What would happen if we let go of trying to control the process of prayer and simply make ourselves utterly available to God?

When we have prayed prayers long enough, all the words drop away and we begin to live in the presence of God. Then prayer is finally real. When we find ourselves sinking into the world around us with a sense of purpose, an inner light and deep and total trust that whatever happens is right for us, then we have become prayer.

~ Joan Chittister

2 comments:

  1. That is why I like contemplative prayer, the being with God.

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