Day 31 – 20th March

Prayer can be a very busy activity when we realise the scope of just how much and how many ways we can use the time in prayer.

In the end all praise and worship leads us to that place of awe where we are in the presence of God and there is nothing at all to say.

In this place we acknowledge that God knows every one of our thoughts and emotions.

In the previous reflection we spoke of words and phrases that we can use to express our reverence and devotion to God. By declaring the greatness of God we enter into a worship that is centred on God and not on ourselves.

It is from this place that silence often follows. It’s like being with a friend where we have a good chat and then a peaceful and full silence falls upon us.

ACTION: Try just sitting with God after you have worshiped God. Be aware that just being in God’s presence is rich and that this is often the place where God speaks to us.

GOSPEL READING: John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

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 Day 31 – 20th March

5 Comments

  1. Rita Lewis | | Reply

    How true are those words spoken;
    ‘You don’t become what you hoped to become, only what you do.’
    I guess we all carry dreams in our heart, and the reality is; it remains, just that, unless we go forward, ….& ‘do’ to make it happen.
    Today’s message, makes me question;
    • What am I waiting for?
    • What is holding me back,
    from following through?
    • What am I not letting go of?
    • What do I fear?

    Ask yourself? ….
    Then invite prayer into your heart, and invite God to help you seek, and find your true answers.

  2. Rita Lewis | | Reply

    You never become what you hoped to become,
    You only become what you do..

    What are you doing, to become all you can be??

  3. .Ythe openingvonne McAskill | | Reply

    For me the active life and the contemplative life are based on my priorities and will always have an amount of tension.Prayer gives me the understanding of what it is that Mary and Martha symbolize, and I have through experience discovered that God speaks to me in silence. It is in the silence that i get a sense of His Word.My ego is left behind…the cause of so much resistance and my heart sings.

  4. Mary fonlon | | Reply

    Thanks for those words and phrases that we can use to express our reverence and devotion to God. Presently I am armed with more than enough words and phrases to sing , praise and honor him anywhere anytime.

    The best thing is that these phrases are short, simple and easy to remember. During this Lenten Walk, which to me is like a wakeup call, I have learned among many spiritual highlights, the importance of Recommendation, self awareness in relation God, our dreams and hopes in reation to our actions, and best of all the power of prayer.

    It is very true that where to pray, when to pray, and how to pray are prime factors of a powerful prayer. The tools that have been laid down in the reflections throughout this Lenten journey will be helpful for life. Thanks to partners in the walk and most especially to Bruce our Spiritual Director

  5. Erica D'Souza | | Reply

    I have been hanging on to the dream of finding the right man for me. I had a boyfriend a long time ago 15 years ago and that relationship ended. For a long time I was sad and depressed that I could not find any one. I thought that it would happen naturally. I think that now I come to realize I am a peace with the fact that it may not happen. I still hope for it. With the reflection that you said today. I know now that I have to make it happen. Thank you for giving me the courage to take action. It is so true that it is so important how to pray, where to pray are the key factors of a powerful prayer. Thank you so much for this amazing spiritual Lenten journey . Thank Bruce. From Erica

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