Tag Archives: Judith Lawrence

DELIGHT IN PRAYER

Delight in Prayer by Judith Lawrence “Prayer should help us develop the habit of delight. We weight the notion of prayer with burdens of duty, holiness, and the struggle for perfection. Prayer should have the freedom of delight. It should … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO PRAY AND WAIT

Learning to Pray and Wait by Judith Lawrence (reprinted with permission) Mystics are what the word implies—people called to know the divine through its mysteries. Many people today want the mysteries and challenges in their lives solved and resolved quickly, … Continue reading

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PERSON AT PRAYER

Person at Prayer by Judith Lawrence One of the most tender images is the human person at prayer. When the body gathers itself before the Divine, a stillness deepens. The blaring din of distraction ceases, and the deeper tranquility within … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

Adventures of the Spiritual Life by Judith Lawrence (reprinted with permission June 22, 2011) “Recollection,” says Evelyn Underhill, “is the traditional term by which mystical writers define the voluntary concentration, a first collecting or gathering in of the attention of … Continue reading

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PRAYER IN TIMES OF DIVINE CHAOS

Prayer in Times of Divine Chaos by Judith Lawrence In the book, Entering the Castle, by Caroline Myss, subtitled An Inner Path to God and your Soul, the author speaks of chaos as an organic expression of the divine. She says that divine … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Excitement – Liebster Award Under the Cover of Prayer has been awarded the Liebster Award by Stephanie Nickel. Thank you, Stephanie. You can find her blog at Free2Soar. The Criteria: The Liebster Blog Award is meant to showcase bloggers who … Continue reading

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PRAYING THE CONTEMPLATIVE WAY

Praying the Contemplative Way by Judith Lawrence  We must expect contemplative activity to show itself in different ways and take many different names since its character will be governed by individual temperament. Evelyn Underhill: Mysticism (page 222) Spiritual growth is … Continue reading

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OPENING THE DOOR TO LOVE

Opening the Door to Love by Judith Lawrence “Though the state which contemplatives call the prayer of quiet is a common condition of mystical attainment, it is not by itself mystical at all. It is a state of preparation: a … Continue reading

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PRAYER OF QUIET OR SIMPLICITY

Prayer of Quiet or Simplicity by Judith Lawrence   Jesus said, “When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private” Matt 6:6a (New Living Translation).  “Out of the deliberate practice … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATION – FINDING A SPACIOUS PLACE WITHIN

Contemplation—Finding a Spacious Place Within by Judith Lawrence As God promised to give the people of Israel a spacious country in which to dwell (Gen 13: 14–17), so God promises us a spacious place within—and that’s the place we call … Continue reading

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