Sunday, February 5, 2012

On Praying

Prayer that craves a particular commodity — any thing less than all good — is vicious. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect a private end is meanness and theft. It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. As soon as the man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action. 

                                                                                     Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo Gallery: Images of Praying

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  1. You say that you don't know how to pray?

    Put yourself in the presence of God, and once you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' rest assured that you have begun to do so.

    St. Josemaria Escriva (The Way, No. 90)