HOW CAN PRAYER SUSTAIN US?

Prayer Sustains Us

by Judith Lawrence

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“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 support that prayer brings into our lives. Without this prayer power we would not be able to get through the many difficulties with which we are confronted every day. As well as that, the many joys and benefits that we receive daily from God would have less impact on us without being able to give our thanks and praise to God through spontaneous prayer.

We first learn to pray by rote. We learn the Lord’s Prayer, grace at mealtimes, the night prayers for sleep, and the morning prayers for a blessing on a new day. These prayers bring us into the habit of praying to God and gradually bring us into an ongoing conversation and relationship with God throughout the day.

If we have not, as yet, cultivated an attitude of prayer as we go through our day, our rote prayers have somehow missed the mark.

Prayers said and repeated by rote are good; rote prayers that bring us ever deeper into a loving relationship with God sustain us and bring us through our dark times into the light; they lead us to praise God at all times and in all circumstances.

Prayer is our way to God.

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Judith Lawrence

Judith Lawrence lives in Muskoka, Ontario, a land of lakes, forests, and wildlife. She began to write seriously when she was in her fifties and has written three non-fiction spiritual books. Judith has also written a book of mystical poetry and one of short stories; she writes a weekly blog about contemplation and records a podcast meditation monthly.

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