The original Hebrew adds surprising detail and depth to a story of deceit and cunning.
As long as we live on this earth, our constant approach to God will be that of persons in need. Prayer is not only a call for help. It is first and foremost an acknowledgement that everything we are and everything we have comes from God..
Our busy lives and prayer do not have to be mutually exclusive.
In contemplative meditation, loving is more important than thinking, listening more important than asking, being more important than doing, and a deep and attentive silence the most important of all.