HOW CAN PRAYER SUSTAIN US?

Prayer Sustains Us by Judith Lawrence “Prayer is your way through darkness, prayer is your way into the light, prayer is your way into the field of grace. … Prayer is your way to God.” Entering the Castle Page 108, Caroline Myss. Those of us who pray on a regular basis know the power and… Continue reading HOW CAN PRAYER SUSTAIN US?

SENSE OF WONDER IN PRAYER

Sense of Wonder in Prayer by Judith Lawrence “Prayer is the art of presence. Where there is no wonder there is little depth of presence. The sense of wonder is one of the key sources of prayer. Wonder at the adventure of being here is one of the special qualities of humans.…Sometimes in humans profound… Continue reading SENSE OF WONDER IN PRAYER

PRAYER OF THE SOUL

Prayer of the Soul by Judith Lawrence “Prayer is the activity of the soul. The nature of each soul is different. The eternal is related to each of us in a unique way.…The words we use to describe the holy are usually too nice and sweet. Sometimes, the Divine is awkward and contrary.…The prayer of… Continue reading PRAYER OF THE SOUL

PRAYER REFINES US

Prayer Refines Us by Judith Lawrence Unknown to you, prayer is always at the service of destiny. Your days and ways are never simply as they appear on the surface. Human vision is always limited and selective, and you never see the whole picture. The Providence that weaves your days sees the greater horizon and… Continue reading PRAYER REFINES US

PRAYER IS NEVER WASTED

Prayer is Never Wasted by Judith Lawrence Prayer is never wasted. It always brings transformation. When you really want something and you do not receive it, you tend to believe that your prayer was not answered. Such prayer has a powerful intentionality; and it is true that at times your prayer is not answered in… Continue reading PRAYER IS NEVER WASTED

DELIGHT IN PRAYER

Delight in Prayer by Judith Lawrence “Prayer should help us develop the habit of delight. We weight the notion of prayer with burdens of duty, holiness, and the struggle for perfection. Prayer should have the freedom of delight. It should arise from and bring us to humor, laughter, and joy. Religion often suffers from a… Continue reading DELIGHT IN PRAYER

LEARNING TO PRAY AND WAIT

Learning to Pray and Wait by Judith Lawrence (reprinted with permission) Mystics are what the word implies—people called to know the divine through its mysteries. Many people today want the mysteries and challenges in their lives solved and resolved quickly, but mystics know that we all have a deeper task: to accept that some challenges… Continue reading LEARNING TO PRAY AND WAIT