What do I hear when I take the time to pray about this? That I am called to intercessory prayer, which must be steeped in a full devotional way of living, in a Benedictine way of life of prayer, study and work. This doesn’t mean neglecting the obligations I have out in the world. After all, Benedict also talks about obedience. It’s a question of sifting the wheat from the chaff, of discerning what of value fills my days and what is really a waste of time and energy?
I like to think I know the differences, but I’m not certain it’s that simple. I’ve been fairly faithful practicing Centering Prayer and they say that its fruits appear In unexpected place and at unforeseen times. I’m still waiting.