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Learn how to pray
We know we hear how important it is to pray. Read any book on the spiritual life and they’ll tell you how important it is to pray. But in my experience, the reality is that while we may want to pray, we don’t always know how to. We don’t always know what to do.
To be sure, when someone we love is sick, for example, or there’s a tremendous need in our lives or things aren’t going the way we would hope, then it is certainly possible. In those instances, we ask God to do something, to be wonderful and tremendous as He is.
But what about times when that isn’t the case? It’s interesting that this summer I was talking with a priest who’s a friend of mine, and he was reading at that time a book that suggested that part of the challenge is that we sometimes think prayer is something that we do.
So, we have to have the perfect technique, or we have to do this. We have to pray, let’s say the rosary, or we have to read the Bible, or we have to do these things. Those types of things are wonderful. But the point of the book was, really, when we get down to it, prayer is what God does. We simply have to be open to what God does. We simply have to be ready to accept how it is that God will be active in our lives. Today, make a little time just to allow God to do something in your prayer.
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