To experience the miraculous we cannot demand it from God by using some magical incantation. Neither is a life of study required. A seeking heart makes the connection.
The root of compassion is solidarity in the basic reality of our shared human experience. It is not just a sense of pity or sympathy, but a deeper sense of entering into the “passion” of another human being.
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.
God is always “on the air“ and it takes only a listening heart to hear His voice and understand the message He speaks. Too often our hearts are set for transmission only, and incoming calls are not received.
Nothing is as personal as prayer and it should be as unique and special as the one who prays. There are as many ways of praying as there are people who pray.
Though it is mentioned in the Bible, have you ever met the devil? How do we know it is real? This explanation is the first I’ve read that addresses the conflict between my own experience and what the Bible tells us.
The Bible names 10 qualities we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. This post describes 2 spiritual exercises that will give you a chance to obtain this special gift.
If you think God is unaware of what is happening with you & imagine He has bigger things to contend with than your difficulties, this story will give you hope.