Praying – we know we should do it.
Of course, we would like to pray well, to pray as we should…
We have been told many things about praying.
We have read articles on prayer, we have heard sermons about prayer and…
Yes, we believe it is important to pray.
But, it seems we do not manage – manage to pray well, manage to pray as we should.
What should we say, how should we address God?
What does he expect us to say, and how?…
Long ago, reading an article about prayer I came across this definition:
“Prayer is wanting to want to be possessed by God.”
At times, it seems we find if hard even to want to pray…
But, wanting to want… this is already a beginning.
And the text of the 2nd reading of this Sunday (Romans 8:26-27)
tells us something most encouraging:
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
This is THE answer for me!
Note: Another reflection on a different theme in French can be found at: https://image-i-nations.com/16e-dimanche-de-lannee-a-2020/
Source: Image: Heartlight