Friday, May 11, 2007
The Essence of Prayer is God
Today I need to share a few thoughts from Ruth Burrows, OCD's latest book, Essence of Prayer that begins by asking what we mean by prayer and then says: "Almost always when we talk about prayer we are thinking of something we do and, from that standpoint, questions, problems, confusion, discouragement, illusions multiply."
Prayer is essentially what God does - not something we are doing to God or giving to God but what "God is doing for us. And what God is doing for us is giving us the divine Self in love."
I am loving this book because the author articulates so well what I believe about prayer - I know that God wants me to allow Him to love me and that is the essence of my prayer. Prayer is a relationship with God. For me, that means a personal and intimate relationship with God the Father, with Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit.
I will need to continue these reflections tomorrow and I do welcome comments. I hit publish but never see the comments I receive appear in the blog, but I am still learning and do appreciate the feedback I have received. Thank you.