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, 49 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 Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.