Friday, May 16, 2008
Being With God
Today I thought I would share some of my thoughts on prayer have been triggered by reading John Main: Essential Writings. If the essence of Christian prayer is union with God, prayer is not about talking to God or thinking about God but being with God. I think, for me, it also the being with means allowing God to love us.
John Main says that "the experience of prayer is the experience of coming into full union with the energy that created the universe." That energy is love! We are rooted in love. Remember that Jesus told us to "remain in my love."
With all the tragedies in our world today, we need to practice this being with God - to be with God who knows the cry of our hearts without words. Silence is God's first language.
At this moment I feel overwhelmed by the suffering of so many victims of war, the cyclone, the earthquake in China, etc. God gave us compassionate hearts and knows what we feel; he knows our prayer without our needing words. Let us sit in silence with God who loves us. Our God is all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful. Let us trust him, allow him to love us, and be content that God is. Just be!
A Pentecostal thought from Jessica Powers:
"To live with the Spirit of God is to be a listener.
It is to keep the vigil of mystery,
earthless and still.
One learns to catch the stirring of the Spirit,
strange as the wind's will."