True contemplation is not a psychological trick but a theological grace.

- Thomas Merton

How then shall we pray?

  • Be Real with God.
    “Come as you are, that’s how I love you,
    Come as you are, feel quite at home,
    Nothing can change the love that I bear you
    All will be well, just come as you are. ”
    (Learning the Language of Prayer by Joyce Huggett)
  • Pray with your ears! Listen for the voice of God.
  • Pray with hope that gives way to freedom.
    “In the prayer of hope, there are no guarantees asked, no conditions posed, and no proofs demanded. You expect everything from the other without binding the other in any way.” (Henri Nouwen, With Open Hands)

What shall we pray for?

  • Pray that we will pray – always
  • Pray that we will understand God’s love more and more
  • Pray for protection in this spiritual battle
  • Pray for purity of heart and mind
  • Pray for strength in weariness

For specific prayer items, look under each month’s “news” or “happenings” listings.