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Friday, August 31, 2018

The function of prayer...

Today I have a great quote from Sister Joan Chittister taken from Essential Monastic Wisdom by Hugh Feiss:

"The function of prayer is not to establish a routine; it is to establish a relationship with God who is in relationship with us always...The function of prayer is to bring us into touch with ourselves, as well. To the ancients, "tears of compunction" were the sign of a soul that knew its limits, faced its sins, accepted its needs, and lived in hope."

Since God is always in relationship with us, we need only turn to Him and just be ourselves. Sometimes we want to talk to Him, but often we just sit in silence with God and let Him love us.

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