|A Prayer Diary||
I am convinced that walking by faith means, for the most part, walking every day in the ordinary.
Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.
Silent prayer is not escape from this world but rather prepares me to engage and fully live in this world.
Whatever we’re clinging to, sooner or later, will most likely get in the way of life if we don’t let it go, if we don’t surrender it, if don’t let it die.
Br. Curtis Almquist, www.ssje.org
But today let me hand over, or “commend,” the complexities of my “whole life” and the lives of my “others,” into the hands of God.
At their most mature levels, religions have a common goal: union with all beings and with God.
If you truly wish to put your thoughts to shame, to be serenely silent, and to live in the effortless enjoyment of a sober and quiet heart, let the Jesus Prayer cleave to your breathing, and in a few days you will see all this realized.
When we are in an unhealthy state physically or emotionally, we always want thrills.