I ASK GOD IN PRAYER
Prayer in itself allows us to recall that all of life is lived in the context of God’s life, and so daily commitment to prayer is essential. A minimum of five minutes in the morning puts God in charge of our thought forms throughout the day. Otherwise our mind wanders too much. The effects are cumulative not unlike physical exercise. You may not notice it but others will notice the change and respond accordingly.
Rather than saying the right words, prayer is more a matter of trying to live for the right reasons and to express this in our prayer. If we are a person who tries to be present to life, then we will find ourselves present to our prayer in just the same degree.
So why get caught up in some “religious fanaticism” that demands so much: “To you the mystery of the kingdom of God has been confided.”
The reason is because actually the load is surprisingly easy and the peace it brings is surprisingly peaceful.
We become totally immersed in faith to the extent that we become prayer. We begin to think and act differently every day because we believe. We do not relinquish anything of our lives except what is foolish, time wasting or useless. We live with eagerness, and with a possibility of adventure and joy. We wait for God in each day with urgent patience. We begin working and praying in common with other people in the church and we begin to share our faith. Continue reading OTHERS WILL NOTICE THE CHANGE 2