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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Prayer is simple

As you know, I have often said that prayer is simple. Thomas Merton asks: "How does an apple ripen? It just sits in the sun."
I love that image and both Wendy Beckett and Ruth Burrows talk about the simplicity of prayer. Ruth says:"For Christians, those who claim Jesus as their Way, Truth and Life, the one who reveals the Godhead to us, through whom we are in God and God in us, prayer should be the simplest and most uncomplicated of activities."
Then she goes on to tell us that the essence of prayer is God.
He is always there to love us, and, in that loving, transforming and 'saving' of us, brings us to that perfect fulfillment for which we are created.
"On our side prayer is simply being there: open, exposed, inviting God to do all God wants. Prayer is not our activity...God is there ready to do everything for us, loving us unconditionally."

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