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 into 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.