Christine’s post, Our Father the ATM?, is a wonderful reflection on prayer. I actually talked with God this morning at Mass telling Him that I found that after all these years, I just don’t know how to pray right now. I have been busy asking for things for others, not so much myself, but how often have I told Him how much I love Him and all the things He has done for me.

I think you will find this post very enriching.

May God bless you with Joy and Strength for the journey!!!

Christine Composes

One morning as I knelt down to pray, my mind was occupied with all my shortcomings.  The cup was definitely half empty; I felt so needy, so deficient in the virtues a Christian wife and mother should possess.

“Dear Heavenly Father,” I began, “please grant me more patience and more wisdom in dealing with situations that come up.  Help me to understand Your will, Lord, and grant me the grace to do what I know is right.  Bless me with a ‘meek and quiet spirit’ as I relate to my family.  Help me to be more cheerful and encouraging.”

And the Holy Spirit said, “Gimme, gimme, gimme.”

That shocked me out of my ‘poor and needy’ mood.  I realized that, yes, that’s exactly what I was  saying.  I was calling God my Father, but instead of talking to Him sensibly, as a child would talk to a parent, I was…

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  1. It’s easy to just go to God in prayer when we need something. When life is going good and there’s no bumps in the road I find I pray way less often. I’ve been trying to be more intentional about my prayer life recently and try to pray for other and to praise and thank God for the majority of my prayer time. In fact, I almost forget what I’m going through when i’m focused on others and God. It’s actually freeing in many ways.

    • I hear you Ted. I think for many of us, this is a common problem. I try to be in contact with God all day by just thinking of Him or trying to offer to Him my day and ask His guidance. He is always in the back of my mind, I would like to bring Him to the forefront instead.

      Thanks for your input!
      May God give you Joy and Strength for the journey
      SandyO

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