Tag Archives: Brother Lawrence

The Presence of God

Today’s offering comes from the “spiritual maxims” of Brother Lawrence – a 17th Century kitchen help in a monastery, whose letters and maxims have survived the centuries: The holiest, most common, most necessary practice in the spiritual life is the … Continue reading

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Prayer as Communion

While Jesus certainly prayed vocally both in private and public, these utterances did not encompass the fullness of his relationship with his Father. A fuller reading of the Gospels shows that Jesus lived in constant┬ácommunion with the Father even when … Continue reading

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On Time and Prayer

On Time by John Milton Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet’s pace; And glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which is no more … Continue reading

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Residing Prayer

“When the Holy Spirit has come to reside in someone, that person cannot stop praying; for the Spirit prays without ceasing in him. ┬áNo matter if he is asleep or awake, prayer is going on in his heart all the … Continue reading

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