Monday, August 9, 2010
Two Profound Prayer Ideas
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I was listening to Catholic radio on Sirius on Saturday, which I have in my car so can't take notes on details.
I heard two wonderful insights on prayer.
One was from a Jesuit priest, which he learned from an elderly man who had a rich prayer life. The man often prayed for two hours and the priest asked him what he prayed about, and what words he used, during such a lengthy time in prayer. The man replied "I look at God and he looks at me."
That sounds very beautiful to me.
The second thing I heard on Sirius radio was a quote by Sister Angelica, who said she often prays "Lord, what do you want me to do at this moment?"
Isn't that profound? Her prayer often ends with immediate action by her.
Now, those are two wise people, and I note that each of them is a senior citizen. Sometimes it takes time to learn how to pray and to spend time with our Father.