Use Prayer Beads:
Richard Rohr on prayer:
Spirituality is about being ready. All the spiritual disciplines of your life – prayer, study, meditation or ritual, religious vows – are there so you can break through to the eternal. Spirituality is about awakening the eyes, the ears, the heart so you can see what’s always happening right in front of you.
Prayer is sitting in silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.
Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude.
Sometimes we pray with other people, like when we pray before dinner and when we pray at church. Sometimes our prayers are songs. Sometimes we ask God for things, sometimes we thank God for things. And sometimes we just tell God how we feel. The main thing is that we know that God is there and that God listens. We should also know that God answers prayers. It is not always in the way we hope for or expect and sometimes in ways we aren’t aware of for a long, long time. But always in the way that is best for us.
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