..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, March 09, 2007

On Praying Without Ceasing

Those who love God, love to pray without ceasing.
They love to pray constantly about this and about that:
about all things.
Not just here and there,
Not just five times a day,
Not just during the set appointments of the Divine Hours
for all hours, all minutes, all seconds
are divine.

Those who love God do not pencil God in for lunch
next Tuesday at 1:00,
their's is a continual feast of eating Him and
drinking Him, and He, they.

Remember when you were a child and no-one
thought it odd for you to be inseparable from your
best friend?

Mother would always set an extra place.

Let others get used to the idea that you will
always be with your Beloved Lord even if you
are with them. It will encourage them to set a
continual place for Him in their own hearts.

Let others also get used to the idea that sometimes
you cannot be with them, because you are
otherwise engaged.

Otherwise engaged, O joyous thought!
For are not you and I joyfully engaged to Him?

Those who love God, love to pray continually.
If this does not sound like you, give it a little try--
spend the day telling God things of the heart, things
from your heart, and then listening to Him tell
you things from His.

God loves it when you do.

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