Coming Home to God in Prayer
Prayer is our highest fulfillment. It is the highest art of living. It is what we should naturally enjoy doing; for we were made for God for this communication…for this communion. Prayer is the door that opens up into the mystery of God. It is not a striving as much as a trustful opening of the doors of our spirits to let God enter. It is a listening and a deepening of the consciousness that God is present and with us always.
God calls us to share abundantly in His life. Our desire for and development of a spiritual life, lived with Him, and centered in faith, hope and love, is our response to this call. The foundation of this spiritual life is first and foremost a seeking for God through prayer This seeking or journey of love leads us into a place of stillness and grace which is deep within our soul…where God is hidden.
As our relationship deepens, our ever growing desire for God increases our capacity to receive Him, which over time transforms our simple prayer to a life of loving contemplation, companionship, and, ultimately, union with Him. This ‘abiding in God’ which strives to live according to his holy will is the only way to make a continual prayer of one’s life.