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Friday, February 19, 2010

Praying Continuously

From the Second Reading of today's Office of Readings:

"Prayer and converse with God is a supreme good: it is a partnership and union with God. As the eyes of the body are enlightened when they see light, so our spirit, when it is intent on God, is illumined by his infinite light. I do not mean the prayer of outward observance but prayer form the heart, not confined to fixed times or period but continuous throughout the day and night." -- St. John Chrysostom

Do we make prayer "continuous throughout the day and night", as St. John challenges us? Do we make every moment of our lives a prayer, or do we only pray during those few times a day we set aside for prayer? This is our challenge in our day and age. We must pray every day, and pray unceasingly. Not only in front of the Blessed Sacrament, as important as Adoration truly is, but at work, at home, in our cars, or anywhere else that life takes us.

1 comment:

Mary Martha said...

God bless you, Father! Perfect reminder of what is needed.