staying the course

Father Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J., suggests three purposes for prayer:
1) To recognize God’s presence,
2) To be transformed through surrendering to God’s Lordship, and
3) To experience union with God in an intimate relationship where you receive His love daily.

Karen L. Dwyer, Ph.D. & Lawrence A. Dwyer, JD
from Wrap Yourself in Scripture


(a persimmon hints at the coming change / Julie Cook / 2018)

You don’t know how to pray?
Put yourself in the presence of God,
and as soon as you have said,
‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!”
you can be sure you have already begun.’

St. Josemaria Escriva

12 comments on “staying the course

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Love it! Most people don’t know how to pray, because they don’t pray. Sometimes, I bow my head, then raise my face toward Heaven and go “Aaaaaagh!” I almost always get this voice saying, “Now that your tantrum is over, can we get started?”

  2. This is fantastic, Julie! Great breakdown of prayer! I hope lots of people read your post! ❤ ❤

  3. Lynda Clayton says:

    Sometimes people feel that prayer is a formal thing when it is communicating from the heart. From my understanding God just wants us to share our concerns and desires and joys and love with the Creator of the universe. How amazing is that!!

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    I’ve never eaten a persimmon.

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