Prayer

I found this quotation by the Roman Catholic Theologian John Shea, in a paper printed in the Spring 2004 edition of Theology Scotland journal:

Prayer is a process of dismantling our protective devices so that we can adjust to the divine energies.

Prayer is a process — it doesn’t all have to be done right now.
Prayer is a process of dismantling — a laying oneself open before God, revealing layer by layer, mask behind mask, your real self.
Prayer is a process of dismantling our protective devices — those things we hide behind: our image, our wealth, our tastes, our opinions, our religion.
… so that we can adjust — adjust, just, righteousness, fair, well-founded.
… so that we can adjust to the divine energies — so that we can fulfill our potential, and really live life to the full.

Something to ponder…

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 50 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.